AEU members in Canberra to rally against the Government’s IR Omnibus Bill.

Member Benefits Update March 2021

Greetings and welcome to the March edition of the Australian Unions Member Benefits update.  We have an update on the state of household economies from ME and introduce you to some of the workers impacted by proposed changes to IR laws.  There’s also more episodes of the On The Job Podcast and news from Member Advantage and PartnerVest.

We also have a prize fresh from the Australian Unions Online Store for one lucky union member to win!


Over a quarter of Aussies feel financially worse off

The current and future comfort of many households is in question, according to ME Bank’s latest Household Financial Comfort Report, a bi-annual survey which quantifies how comfortable Australian households feel about their financial situation.

ME’s 19th survey shows over a quarter of households saying that they feel ‘worse off about their financial situation over the past 12 months’.

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Save on health cover with HCF and Member Advantage.
Covid 19 has made us think about a lot of things – none more so than our health. We all want to stay healthy while also protecting ourselves from rising health costs. That’s where Member Advantage’s partnership with HCF, Australia’s largest not-for-profit health insurance provider, can help.

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Meet Rylee: the need for job security
Job security. That’s all Rylee Miller is asking for.

An aged care worker in Townsville, the 18-year-old isn’t concerned with a big-figure salary or how many holidays are coming her way. She just wants to know her job is safe and permanent.

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Petrol on a bonfire

New ISA analysis released last week shows what we all knew: pouring people’s super into the property market would significantly jack up house prices.

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Meet Partnervest (formerly ifsinvest) – your non-super investment platform
We are excited to announce that ifsinvest has changed its name to Partnervest. Partnervest began as part of Industry Fund Services. Today, Partnervest is part of Franklin Templeton, one of the world’s leading fund managers.

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Listen to our ‘On the Job’ podcast

The way we work, how work is changing, how it used to be and what it might look like in the future.

It’s about who we work with, and who we work for.

It’s a discussion about the conditions in which we work and the demands of a job.

It’s talking about how it can be the best thing in our lives and also the worst.

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Want a job with a union?

There are some excellent union roles currently listed on the ACTU Job Vacancies web page.  A variety of positions are available, from organisers to industrial officers, business analysts and lots more.

So if you’re in the market for a great union role why not check out what’s on offer today?

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WIN a For The Workers Laundry Bag and Colouring Book Bundle!

Enter the draw to win an Australian Unions For The Workers Laundry Bag and Colouring Book Bundle which we are giving away to one lucky union member this month! 

To enter simply email [email protected] with your name, address, union name and membership number before close of business Friday 26th February 2021.

Date Published: 11/03/2021 Category: Member Benefits

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