Welcome to this month’s edition of your Member Benefits Update. In the May edition we say farewell to legendary unionist, Jack Mundey who sadly passed away on 10 May, there’s some reassuring news in regard to our super from ISA and ME Bank issues an apology to its customer base.  We also highlight our excellent member benefits program and there are two competitions with a labour history book and a $100 Rebel Sport e-gfit card to win.

Photo: Jack Mundey at a green bans protest at The Rocks in the 70s


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We’re all in this together

At times like these it’s only natural that many of us are thinking about our future.

So it’s reassuring to know that we have super. One of the best systems in the world.

As stock markets in Australia and around the world react to the coronavirus, Industry SuperFunds are continuing to invest to achieve superior long-term returns for members and are well placed to ride out short-term downturns in the economy. They do this by investing across a wide range of asset classes, including unlisted property and infrastructure.

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MEa culpa

ME says sorry.

You may have seen that ME Bank recently made changes to one of their older home loan products, resulting in some of customers having their redraw limit reduced. The bank say these were adjusted to protect some customers from the risk of redrawing too much money, putting them behind their repayment schedule.

ME Bank has since apologised in newspapers all over Australia for the lack of communication.

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Photo:Boaz Nothman  

Vale Jack Mundey

The union movement is devastated to hear of the passing of Jack Mundey and we offer our condolences to Judy, family and his comrades.

Jack changed the face and direction of unionism in our country and was part of transforming the status and jobs of “brickies” into jobs with rights and respect.

Jack lead the NSW BLF from 1968 to 1975 and under his leadership pioneered the “green bans” movement forming alliances with local residents to save the environment, our heritage and to stand up to injustice.

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Becoming John Curtin and James Scullin by Liam Byrne

This new book explores pivotal moments of Australian history that are directly linked to key points in history and politics, the vision of the Australian nation and nationhood between Federation and 1914.

Read more about the book here

Very special pre-sale discounts are available for unions until the end of May 2020. 

  • 2+ copies: 15% off RRP
  • 10+ copies: 20% off RRP
  • 50+ copies: 25% off RRP
  • 100+ copies: 35% off RRP

Delivery is free to one address in Australia. The RRP is $34.99. Release month is July 2020. Email Dominika at MUP to make a purchase

We have a copy of this special book to give away this month to one lucky union member!

To enter the competition simply email with your name, address, union name and membership number before close of business Friday 29th May 2020.



Tips for working from home from Member Advantage and HCF

For many of us, working from home is another challenge we must deal with as a result of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

Discover these quick tips from HCF, our health insurance provider on working from home.

Plus enjoy an exclusive joining bonus for Member Advantage members:

Get Couples or Family cover and receive a $300 EFT reward or get Singles cover and receive a $150 EFT reward when you take out HCF Corporate Hospital and Extras between 1 May and 31 May 2020 and stay with HCF for 3 months. Offer only available via the call centre (1800 880 049) or website.

Terms and conditions can be viewed on the Member Advantage microsite.

Find out more and register for this benefit through your ACTU Member Benefits portal at



Sign up for ACTU updates on COVID-19

Head to our Workers’ Rights Resource Centre and keep updated on all the latest information on how the coronavirus is affecting the working lives of Australians.

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ACTU job finder

The COVID-19 crisis has become a jobs crisis as well.

The ACTU will do all that it can to connect job seekers with jobs, especially in areas where workers are needed – from call centre work to deliveries.

Head to our job finder page to see what’s currently on offer.



WIN a $100 Rebel Sport e-gift card this month!

Enter the draw to win a $100 Rebel Sports e-gift card we are giving away to one lucky union member this month. The expiry date on the voucher is for April 2099 and it can be used online.

To enter the competition simply email with your name, address, union name and membership number before close of business Friday 29th May 2020.


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