Greetings and welcome to the August edition of the Australian Unions Member Benefits update. This month, we’ve got a prediction on the future of cash from Me, our campaign for a wage subsidy to protect jobs and good news for young workers.
We’re also giving away an Australian Unions hoodie from the Official Australian Unions Store.
One in three Australians would be happy to go completely cashless by 2022, but we’re still not embracing the latest options for fast, secure shopping.
A quiet revolution has been taking place in the hip pockets of Australians. Notes and coins – once the go-to payment choice for shoppers, have gradually been replaced by debit and credit cards.
The JobKeeper program was a union won wage subsidy designed to support workers and businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. It helped millions of workers stay employed despite the devasting economic impacts of the pandemic.
Unfortunately, the Morrison Government ended JobKeeper prematurely in March 2021, despite the COVID-19 crisis being far from over.
Industry Super Australia analysis shows young people and low income workers are the big winners from the SG increase
More than 6.7 million Australians have benefited from a boost to their nest egg from July as the super rate increases to 10%, with young workers and low to middle-income earners the big winners.
From July 1 an extra $233 a year will flow into the super accounts of the average worker.
Picture this: a Sunday drive behind the wheel of a high performance sports car. Or maybe your idea of adventure is hitting the trails in a 4×4, with the kids and bikes piled in. Whatever your speed, Hertz have a rental vehicle to suit, with deals just for Members!
‘On the Job’ is a podcast all about making your work life better.
Join hosts Francis Leach and Sally Rugg as they chat to people from all walks of life about all things work. From the tough realities of the gig economy to the politics of wearing double denim on a causal Friday (please don’t) – nothing is off-limits.
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, educators and lots more.
So if you’re in the market for a great union role why not check out what’s on offer today?
We’ve worked with out Australian-based, 100% union manufacturers to produce the perfect union hoodie.
To enter the draw to win an Australian Unions hoodie, simply email [email protected] with your name, address, union name and membership number before close of business Tuesday 31st August 2021.
Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the drawing of last month’s prize has been delayed. Winners will be contacted shortly.