From the team at Australian Unions Member Benefits we would like to wish all our readers a very happy and safe holiday season. In December's edition we bring you our Festive Pack competition with some great prizes on offer, there's some timely advice from ME on how to spend wisely over the holidays, we highlight special offers from Vero Insurance and there's news on how to save money with our Member Benefits program. Enjoy the holidays and we will catch you again in 2019!
The festive season beckons, with end-of-year parties and gift giving characterising the last month of the year. While it may be tempting to blow off some steam by letting loose in the shops, ME says it could pay in the long run to formulate a spending plan.
I’ve been a casual here for nearly 3 years. Last year I asked my manager if I could be made permanent They said they’d think about it but although I’ve asked a couple of times since I haven’t heard anything back. I don’t understand why not as I work pretty much the same shifts every week. It’s really important to me as my partner and I are saving for a house deposit and I probably won’t get a loan if I’m casual. Is there anything I can do?
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?