This Week in the Market edition 145 – 22 August 2017

In today’s This Week in the Market, a major power shutdown in the Market, get involved at an asparagus charity auction, a safety reminder for Market users and don’t forget the winter edition of MarketFresh News is out now.

Market News

Major power shutdown in the Market

Image result for voltage imageOn Saturday 2 September the Melbourne Market will be undergoing routine maintenance for the high voltage power supply.

This means the entire Market will have no power for the duration of the maintenance period from 11:00am to 3:00pm. 

Market users will receive a letter shortly with all the details they need to know.

You can also check out the information on the MMA website here.

Get involved at an asparagus charity auction

Motta Produce will auction off its first box of white asparagus for the season to raise money for the Epilepsy Foundation.

The auction will take place this Thursday 24 August at 5:00am on the Trading Floor and it’s hoped $25,000 will be raised for the charity.

Safety reminder for all Market users

In the interest of pedestrian’s safety, it is important all vehicles and pallets are kept clear of the pedestrian paths throughout the Buyers’ Walk .

Driving on the pedestrian paths in the Buyers’ Walk is a breach of the Market Operating Rules and an offence will result in demerit points being issued.

MarketFresh News out now

Don’t forget to collect your copy of the winter edition of MarketFresh News.

Copies are available at the Customer Service Centre and the cafes.Highlights of this edition include:

  • An update on the greengrocery training program,
  • Steritech coming to the Melbourne Market,
  • The World Union of Wholesale Markets Congress in October,
  • The LED upgrade at the Market, and
  • Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day Campaign wrap ups.

A copy of the magazine is also available digitally here.

Industry News

Legislative changes impacting businesses

The new financial year has seen several legislative changes which will impact businesses nationwide.

One such change is regarding single touch payroll (STP), allowing businesses to pay employees, and report staff salary, wages and PAYG withholding amounts to the ATO simultaneously.
Since 1 July 2017, businesses have been able to commence STP reporting, however for businesses with 20 or more employees, STP will be mandatory from 1 July 2018.

Check to ensure your business reporting methods are compliant with STP.

Do you need help with rostering, payroll and applicant tracking? Found U can help – click here for more.

Key Dates

Asparagus charity auction

  • Thursday 24 August 2017

Fresh State Gala Ball

  • Saturday 26 August 2017

Power shutdown at the Market

  • Saturday 2 September 2017

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