Published: 03/08/2017
Category: Member Benefits
Published: 03/08/2017
Category: Member Benefits

The August edition of your Member Benefits Update delivers the latest info in the Household Financial Comfort Report from ME and we also look at concerning findings from the recent HILDA survey.  So if there’s a way we can help union members save money, we will find it!  Like our brand new Member Benefits program; save heaps on a vast array of products and services, plus go in the draw to win a $100 WISH gift card.


Stressed out financially? You’re not alone.

Rising cost of necessities, low wage growth and future rate rises are all causing financial stress, according to ME’s 12th biannual Household Financial Comfort Report.

  • Households are pessimistic about future financial comfort, with expectations for the year ahead down for the third consecutive Report
  • Cost of necessities the biggest worry for 44% of Australian households, exacerbated by low wage growth and expectations for mortgage rate rises.

Read on for full report



Workers getting poorer, survey finds

Tying in with the article above regarding financial stress, the latest HILDA survey has found that working people in this country are struggling to keep up with the soaring cost of living.  And what is the Turnbull Government doing about it?  Well, as it turns out, nothing at all.

The results of The University of Melbourne’s Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey found all Australians are being hurt by stagnant wages, with household incomes going backwards since the Global Financial Crisis.

Read on



Our new Member Benefits program is here to help you save!

Last month Australian Unions announced our new partnership with Member Advantage and a great range of Member Benefits for union members including health insurance, car hire, accommodation and much, much more.

Please note, if you have not already registered for our benefits through Member Advantage in the last 5 weeks you will need to re-register on the link below to access these benefits. The registration process just takes a minute and you will get instant access to a great range of benefits.

Check out all the great benefits available by visiting and start saving today!



Catch the travel bug with Australian Unions Member Benefits

Save up to 60% on your next hotel with your new Australian Unions Member Advantage benefits program.

Read on for more information and don’t forget to register if you haven’t done so yet!



Cracka Wines, cracker deals!

Did you know that union members receive an additional 7.5% off Cracka’s already heavily discounted prices – site wide?  Enjoy the biggest range, unbeatable deals and quality guaranteed!

Simply quote UNIONS each time you make a purchase.

So head over to and grab a bargain today, exclusive to union members.



Stop Turnbull’s PaTH to Poverty

The Liberals have already slashed more than a $1 billion from apprenticeships alone since taking office.

Now they’re paying pubs $1,000 of taxpayers’ money for every $4p/h ‘intern’ they put on.

Sign our petition and show your objection. Turnbull cannot get away with this.



Sydney APHEDA Dinner – 28 August

The most looked forward to event on the Sydney union calendar is coming up. There will be all that you’ve come to know and love: a great guest speaker, auctions, raffle prizes – and of course, each other’s company.

Date: Monday 28 August 2017
Location: Aerial – UTS Function Centre, Level 7, 235 Jones Street (UTS Building 10) ULTIMO, NSW
Time: 6:30pm til 10:00pm
Tickets: $95.00 per ticket / $950 per table of 10 people
(invoice available when you click ‘Buy Now’).

Contact: 1800 888 674 or email [email protected]




Win a $100 WISH gift card!

Enter the draw to win a $100 WISH gift card this month!

To enter the gift card competition simply email [email protected] with your name, address, union name and membership number before close of business Friday 25th August 2017.


Member Benefits Update August 2017

Member Benefits Update August 2017