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Industry gathers to farewell George Zammit

Recruitment industry stalwart, former RCSA President and Life Member and a passionate advocate for our sector, George Zammit sadly passed last week, with his funeral held in Victoria yesterday (Monday July 22).

George was elected to the RCSA Victorian/Tasmanian Council in July 1997 and was elected President of the same region council between March 2001 and February 2003.

During his Presidency, the RCSA Victoria/Tasmania Region generated substantial income, resulting in a significant contribution to the profitability of the RCSA

George also regularly donated his time to serve on a number of RCSA Committees including:

  • WorkCover and Occupational Health and Safety Committee

  • Pay-roll Tax Committee

  • Premium Reform Sub-Committee

He was RCSA’s representative on the Victorian WorkCover Authority’s Labour Hire Industry Stakeholders Forum for many years and was instrumental in establishing the guidelines used by the recruitment industry for placing workers and which have now been distributed throughout the nation.

In his 45 years in the industry, George spent 15 years as Managing Director of Catalyst Recruitment, where he oversaw the listing of the company on the ASX in 1999. Before this he worked in Australia and overseas for Drake International.

“On behalf of RCSA, the Board and I would like to acknowledge the outstanding contribution George made to the success of the association, when formed through a merger, under our new name in 1997,” RCSA Charles Cameron said.

“In George's nomination for Life Membership of RCSA, it was articulated that George’s main platform as President of the Victorian/Tasmanian Council was to build relationships with both government and bureaucracy for the dual purpose of articulating RCSA policies/initiatives and to ensure that the RCSA was recognised by government and bureaucrats as the leading organisation in the recruitment and on-hired services sector.

“We, at RCSA, are proud to continue to deliver on this vision and lead in the world of work and advocacy on behalf of candidates, workers, firms and clients.

“Thank you for the legacy you have left George. You were an inspiration to me and so many.”

As a Life Member of RCSA, he continued to offer his time and knowledge to support those working in the sector today.

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