Across the Tasman, The Real Media Collective (TRMC) members have voted to support its merger with the Printing and Visual Communications Association (PVCA).
The TRMC board says the motion was carried with no objections issued.
Matt Aitken, chairman TRMC, says, “I was humbled to receive the significant number of proxies in support to myself over the past month to the motion proposed in the SGM on May 6.
“Member backing across this merger was critical not only for governance reasons to proceed, but more so to ensure our members supported and recognised the value in the merger. We only exist because of our members and to have unanimous support is a testament to the merger and to the unified TRMC membership vision.
The special meeting took place on line. It laid out in detail the the conditions and terms of the merger. Kellie Northwood, chief executive TRMC, says, “The support from TRMC members has always been strong and today’s outcome is no exception. That said, the board has worked with PVCA over the past months to secure terms of equal benefit to both parties and TRMC members recognised this as we outlined the terms in greater detail.
“Since the announcement, the overwhelming feedback from members across all sectors, commercial printers and suppliers, in particular, has been positive with a truly engaged and buoyed industry vision.”