Published: 15/11/2021
Category: Member Benefits
Published: 15/11/2021
Category: Member Benefits
Union Members in Perth standing up for job security as part of our recent blitz. Sign our Secure Jobs Petition

Greetings and welcome to the October edition of the Australian Unions Member Benefits update. This month we have savings tips from ME, investment advice from PartnerVest and an introduction to Union Shopper. 

We’re also giving away a $50 Gift Card from the Official Australian Unions Store.

Compromise is key for first home buyers

Around 67% of first home buyers said they would be willing to compromise on certain requirements to buy property in the current market, according to new research by home loan lender, ME.

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Workers battle stagnant wages and job insecurity while businesses make a profit

The end to lockdowns and restrictions is bittersweet, we can all celebrate seeing our sorely missed family and friends and newfound freedoms, but we would be lying to ourselves if we thought that we were all coming out of this equally.

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Unpaid Super – How to fix the $5 billion scourge of unpaid super

ISA has recently released a new report on the ongoing problem of unpaid super and solutions to fix it. The report reveals 3 million Australian workers are unpaid super every year, to the tune of almost $5 billion.

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Invest in shares? Or pay off the mortgage?

The question of whether to invest in shares or pay off the mortgage, is one that clients often ask our financial advisers. Find out what Craig Sankey suggests, and the tips he gives to help you decide.

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Introducing Union Shopper

The ACTU is proud to endorse Union Shopper. Union Shopper is 100% union owned and has been operating for over 45 years with an all benefit to members ethos.

Find out more about Union Shopper

Have you subscribed to On The Job yet?

‘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. 

Subscribe on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts or here

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, 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?

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WIN one of 10 double passes to RESIDENT EVIL: WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY 

Returning to the origins of the massively popular Resident Evil franchise, fan and filmmaker Johannes Roberts brings the games to life for a whole new generation of fans. In Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City, once the booming home of pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation, Raccoon City is now a dying Midwestern town. The company’s exodus left the city a wasteland… with great evil brewing below the surface. When that evil is unleashed, a group of survivors must work together to uncover the truth behind Umbrella and make it through the night. Starring Kaya Scodelario, Hannah John-Kamen, Robbie Amell, Tom Hopper, Avan Jogia with Donal Logue and Neal McDonough.

Only in Cinemas, December 9.

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To enter the draw, simply email [email protected] with your name, address, union name and membership number before close of business Thursday 25th November 2021.

Member Benefits Update November 2021

Member Benefits Update November 2021