In the September edition of your Member Benefits Update we bring you a special union member discount on tickets to see, 'Madiba the Musical', we look at ways to spring clean your finances, there's tips on preparing for bushfire season, an update about our recent national door-knock and we pay tribute to former ACTU Assistant Secretary, Laurie Carmichael. Plus you can win one of six excellent Madman DVDs.
In our August competition we gave away 4 x double passes to the upcoming stage show 'Madiba the Musical' being performed in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Adelaide. The producers of the stage show wanted to thank Australian union members for our support of Nelson Mandela and the solidarity shown by our union movement with our anti-apartheid stance dating back to the 1950s. In recognition of this solidarity the producers are able to offer a special deal exclusive to union members. Get $10 off per ticket by entering a code word when you check out on the Ticketek and Ticketmaster websites.
R asks: There was a thing on the noticeboard at work from the owner saying that those of us who worked last Saturday night would have our pay docked as a tray of glasses was dropped when someone slipped loading the glass washer and everything got broken. The notice said that to be fair they would divide the cost of replacing the glasses between us so one person wouldn’t have to pay for the whole lot. Can they do this? It was a busy night accident and it just doesn’t seem fair.
My boss has put up a notice at work saying if we want to apply for the increase in our wages that’s meant to come in on July 1st we need to email him by the Friday our pays are done, which is next week and he’ll let us know his decision asap. Is this true? And if it is, what should I put in my application?
FRANCESCA ASKS: One of my finds sliced open his hand at work over the weekend. He said the guard on the slicer was half falling off. This made me think as I work in a restaurant kitchen which I know can be a bit dangerous sometimes; how can we make sure our workplace is safe?