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Member Benefits Update April 2018

In the bumper April edition of your Member Benefits Update you can read about the ACTU's upcoming "12 days of action to Change the Rules", find out about United Voice's Big Steps campaign, learn how our brains are hardwired financially, get a fantastic deal on hire cars, join our FREE footy tipping competitions plus there is a $100 WISH gift card to be won!

Check your latest Super statement

Recent media reports have shone a spotlight on Tax Office estimates of underpayments of $17.1 billion in compulsory super entitlements to Australian workers from 2009 to 2015. 

Impacted Australians will end their working lives with lower account balances in their super than they should have. That is potentially a lot of money they won’t have to help them fund their retirements!

Questions at Work

Job Hunting and Facebook: Approach with Caution!

 

Sanjeev asks:

I finished year 12 last year and I’m starting to look for a job. My brother told me I need to clean up my Facebook before I start looking. Is he right?

Do Work Rules Apply at Work Parties?

Daniel asks: What’s the go with work functions? There were drinks last week for one of the people who were retiring. My boss was there and most of the staff.  I got a bit trashed and started making comments to one of the women I work with in front of everyone. I was being funny and I was just having a laugh and a flirt with her but she got all upset and carried on. I guess I should say sorry but surely it’s not a work issue as it happened after hours?

Should Apprentices Be Paid for Going to Training?

Wassim asks: I'm going to start an apprenticeship to be a mechanic next month. I'm worried because I can’t afford to take time off from work to go to TAFE. My sister says I should be paid when I go to TAFE. Is she right?

 

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