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Office contact information.
In line with recommendations with Government, we are taking preventative measures for the health and safety of the members and staff.
The office is now open to members. Restrictions such as one person at the front desk at a time, one person in the foyer, social distancing, face mask, hygeine, and sign-in are mandatory.
Before coming into the office, we ask members to be patient and to use the relevant numbers listed below to assist with your enquiries.
We encourage you use the "contact us" link at the bottom of this page.
For the purchase of merchandise, this must be ordered online, using the "shop" drop down box at the top right hand side of this page.
We apologise for the inconvenience this causes, but these measures are necessary during this unprecedented health event.
We strongly advise all members to use this web site to keep up to date with daily announcements affecting you and our industry. For general health advice on COVID- 19 you can call the Vic Government hotline on 1800 675 398 or check out their website.
Please use the following contact numbers:
Reception: (03) 9662 3388
Secretary and Assistant Secretaries
Secretary: Earl Setches
Assistant Secretaries: Paddy McCrudden or Andy Wallace
0407 361 296
Paul Coffey - 0448 908 923
Paris Andriske - 0414 990 013
Billy Jovanovski - 0488 060 848
Norm Kelly - 0409 355 665
Nick McCubbin - 0412 560 573
Jake Cranny - 0402 817 127
Billy Ramsay - 0447 733 122
Simon Jewell - 0457 310 336
John Haitas - 0423 647 209
Steve Rocco - 0433 875 546
Chris Giblin - 0433 694 310
Any other enquiries
Please use the form on the page "Contact Us"
Vale William (Bill) Russell Davis
20/01/1940 - 17/06/2021
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of former Assistant Secretary, life member, and member for 65 years, 10 months and 10 days.
Bill was a doyen of the Plumbing and Sprinkler Fitting Industry. A well respected Unionist, Activist and friend.
Whilst many a fond word will be spoken and memories recollected of the man, Bill was a stalwart of the Union, and all members surely owe a debt of gratitude to him for his leadership, culminating in all of the conditions we continue to enjoy on site to date.
Our thoughts and prays are with his family at this time.
RIP Bill Davis.
Standing up for our industry since 1850
Your union has been defending members' rights and entitlements for over a century and a half. Today we are one of the fastest growing and most progressive trade unions in Australia. We continue to defend our licensing and registration systems, support training and trade development, and fight for the wages and conditions of members.
The PPTEU also has a proud history of advancing education, improving social welfare and promoting human rights.
The Plumbing and Fire Awards are on for 2021
The 2021 awards will be held at Crown Palladium on Friday 3 September.
The Plumbing and Fire Industry Awards is a joint initiative driven by key industry stakeholders comprising the Master Plumbers and Mechanical Services Association of Australia, the Plumbing and Pipe Trades Employees Union, the National Fire Industry Association, the Association of Hydraulic Service Consultants Australia and the Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre.
The Awards celebrate the achievements of committed professionals who excel in their trade or whose work has made a great impact on their company or the industry.
To keep up to date with the event's news, gala dinner, award nominations and sponsors; click here for the official website.
Award nominations will open 10th May 2021.
PPTEU partners with ADA Australia
The PPTEU has had the backs of plumbers and their families since 1850. It’s core union business to look out for the safety and wellbeing of our members, both on and off the job.
At the PPTEU, we want all members to have access to the right information and right support, to foster supportive workplaces, a change in culture and attitudes around mental health, drugs and alcohol, and for all members and their families to be safe and well.
That is why we are working with ADA Australia to provide you with the PPTEU Support and Learning Hub ensuring valuable content and training is easily accessible across all platforms, for all members. It will provide you and your families with access to information that increases awareness and takes you through positive personal practices to help ‘ride out’ challenging times. This guidance, support and information will help PPTEU members understand and recognise their own mental health and stress responses, and assist them with positive coping strategies.
We encourage every member to make use of this opportunity, and to be always safe and always well.
If you or someone in your family needs support or guidance with any of the matters presented, please contact us and find out how your union can help.
Stay safe, stay strong.
PPTEU Victorian Branch
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Digital Clear Cards.
The PPTEU membership system is transitioning to a new digital system.
This new system is part of our ongoing effort to streamline the membership experience to provide ease and convenience for our members.
Financial members of the PPTEU are now able to download their Digital Membership Card to their smartphone. The Digital Membership Card will contain all of the information that is on your plastic membership card.
Members who want to take advantage of this facility must have a current email adress attached to their membership and be able to receive emails on their smartphone.
The process to transition over to the new system is straightforward. Once you have downloaded the Digital Membership Card, in future you will simply receive an email notifying you to login and download your new Digital Membership Card to save to your smartphone.
This will also be an ideal opportunity to check your membership details and update your information if required.
For further information, click here to view the simple steps and follow the prompts.
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