Australian Unions Member Benefits Update September 2016 - ACTU Australian Unions
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Australian Unions Member Benefits Update September 2016

Happy September, dear readers!  This month we bring you the announcement of the ACTU / ME 2016 Footy Tipping competitions, we urge you to hold a CUB free BBQ this Grand Final Day, there's important info on checking your Super statement, a great offer from The Motor Report plus there's two terrific DVDs to win!

 

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Member Benefits Update September 2016

Photo: Unionists at the CUB rally in Melbourne last month

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New Member Benefits Facebook page 'Like' competition

Last month, Australian Unions Member Benefits launched a brand new Facebook page and we held a 'Like' competition.  We are pleased to announce that the winner of the $100 WISH gift card was Kim Travers, a long time unionist and CPSU employee.  Hearty congratulations, Kim, have fun spending your prize money!

If you haven't yet liked our new Facebook page, head there now and do so to keep up with all our latest news, competitions and partner offers.


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ACTU / ME Footy Tipping 2016 winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of this year's ACTU / ME AFL and NRL Footy Tipping Competitions.

The winner of the AFL tipping comp is Carmel Cox, an IEU member from Melbourne. Carmel won by the slimmest of margins with a fantastic score of 151 with a margin of 555 at the end of the AFL home and away season.  Carmel will receive $1,000 into her Everyday Transaction Account from ME and just in time as she's headed off overseas this week!  Carmel was rapt to find out she'd won the tipping competition just in time for her trip.

The NRL competition winner is Megan Schulze, a Together member and CFMEU employee from Brisbane.  Megan tipped a very impressive 142 with a margin of 252 and will also receive $1,000 into a new Everyday Transaction Account from ME.

A big thank you to all the union member tipsters and also to ME for providing the prize money.

Don't forget we're back in 2017!

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Jobs and work - the key drivers of financial wellbeing

No matter your current job or whether you work full-time, part-time or on a casual basis, the changing face of employment is impacting our financial wellbeing.

If you’re struggling to get ahead financially, you’re not alone. The latest Household Financial Comfort Report (HFCR) from ME shows financial wellbeing deteriorated among Australian households in the six months to June 2016.

Not only do more of us feel vulnerable to income shocks brought on by lost jobs and wage cuts, many workers are also dealing with reduced working hours, leading to worries about managing household debt. In fact, 90% of Australian households have concerns about their financial wellbeing, with only one in ten reporting a high level of financial comfort.

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Check your super statement

Are you one of the 690,000 working Australians who are not currently receiving their full super payment? The best way to find out is to check your Super statement.

For those workers not being paid their super, the average amount they missed out on in 2015 was $3,768. This money - a whopping $2.6billion - is workers’ money not being paid to their super fund accounts.*

Unfortunately, that amount is growing every year and represents a significant amount of money that members won’t have to fund their retirement years.

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Find your new car

When it comes time to buying a new car, themotorreport.com.au is a car review site has all the information to make your decision easier. And there are special offers for union members:

  • Pre arranged savings across small compact cars, SUV’s, 4WD’s, family cars, commercials and also prestige new cars
  • Make your decision easier by being able to compare cars, specs and deals side by side.
  • Over 1000 new car reviews all in the one place.
  • Be able to get an independent review and advice on which is the next new car that will suit you best.
  • Over 2000 new cars listed with prices, technical specifications, safety features and fuel efficiencies. 
  • Specials exclusive to union members www.themotorreport.com.au/unions
  • Be able to make the correct, informed decision for you or your family and get a great deal on a new car all in the one place.

So check out the specials exclusive to union members at www.themotorreport.com.au/unions


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Help promote Member Benefits to your members

All union members have free access to a great range of Member Benefits through the Australian Unions website. Affiliated unions and delegates can help members access these benefits by providing information in union newsletters and websites. We have marketing material and text for websites and newsletters available here:

For more information or marketing assistance contact Member Benefits on 1300 362 223 or email memberbenefits@actu.org.au


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Hold a CUB free Grand Final BBQ

Thirteen weeks ago fifty-five CUB workers were sacked and offered their jobs back for just 35% of their pay.

You can support these workers by holding a BBQ on Grand Final weekend without any CUB drinks.

Join thousands in telling SAB Miller - the multinational owner of CUB - to give them their jobs back on their proper pay.

Please register here to confirm your participation in our CUB Free BBQ and share the event with friends to do the same.

You can find the full list of CUB brews to avoid here.


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Win a DVD from Madman!

Enter the draw to win one of three DVD copies of 'Backtrack' or 'A Month of Sundays' that we are giving away to six lucky union members this month!

Backtrack

Psychologist Peter Bower's life is thrown into turmoil when he discovers that the patients he has been seeing are ghosts. Risking his own sanity, Peter delves into his past to uncover a terrifying secret which only he can put right. Backtrack is a spine-chilling psychological thriller from the acclaimed writer-director, Michael Petroni.

To win a copy of 'Backtrack' email memberbenefits@actu.org.au with your name, address, union name and membership number before close of business Friday 30th September 2016.

A Month of Sundays

Real estate agent Frank Mollard won’t admit it, but he can’t move on. Divorced but still attached, he can’t sell a house in a property boom - much less connect with his teenage son. One night Frank gets a phone call from his mother. Nothing out of the ordinary. Apart from the fact that she died a year ago.

A Month of Sundays is about parents, children, regrets, mourning, moments of joy, houses, homes, love, work, television, Shakespeare and and jazz fusion: about ordinary people and improbable salvation.

Because everyone deserves a second chance.  Even a real estate agent.

To win a copy of ‘A Month of Sundays’ email memberbenefits@actu.org.au with your name, address, union name and membership number before close of business Friday 30th September 2016.


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