After the announcement of Day of Action 2.0, otherwise occurring 22 July 2021, GOTBA Vic has been approached by the Office of Racing with a mediation proposal.
The mediation proposal has been accepted – a mediation expected to be up to 4 weeks will occur with GRV with the assistance of an independent mediator.
Our issues are familiar to you. Members have received detail earlier in the week of precise matters, and the original call to action for 3 July is on this website.
As a sign of the good faith in entering into this mediation, we believe that Day of Action 2.0 should be PAUSED.
So, please nominate for Shepparton, Warrnambool, Warragul and Sandown 22 July 2021.
While mediation lasts, our comment on what is occurring in or around it will be limited.
But be under no illusion, we remain 100% committed to real resolution and achieving what we all see as necessary, long-lasting change.
You will be promptly informed of outcomes from mediation and any next steps.
We remain humbled by the level of continuing support for collective participant progress and action – hold it - and we keep that firmly in our mind going into and coming out of any mediation.
A joint GRV - GOTBA Vic statement on mediation occurring is at this link - GOTBA GRV joint statement.pdf
President – Greyhound Owners Trainers and Breeders Association of Victoria Inc