Greetings and welcome to the December edition of the Australian Unions Member Benefits update. We want to wish all of our loyal readers a happy and safe holiday break!
This month ME lets us know about the top 20 places in Australia to invest, research on the disability sector from HESTA and an article on job shortages from Sally McManus.
We’re also giving away 3 FREE Secure Jobs tees thanks to the Official Australian Unions Store.
ME has revealed Australia’s top 20 best places to invest for residential property investors looking to forge new financial goals following the COVID-19 pandemic. The national winner is the Queensland suburb of Woolloongabba in Brisbane’s thriving inner east.
There’s a lot of noise from employers at the moment about not being able to find workers. Even with millions of workers returning to the labour force after falling out of work during the pandemic, employers – apparently – simply cannot find anyone to fill vacancies.
Read More from Sally McManus
The community and disability services sector risks losing skilled workers due to a lack of career and skills development opportunities, according to new research from industry super fund HESTA..
Rising inflation and falling bond prices are a timely reminder of the power of diversification and the need for long-term real rates of return from investment portfolios. But what’s behind the recent rise in interest rates, and what can investors do to protect themselves?
As a shareholder in some of the world’s largest companies, AustralianSuper has the power to drive positive change. By working with the companies they invest in to reduce their carbon emissions, they can have a meaningful impact on climate change globally.
You may often read or hear that union members earn more than non-members. This is often called the union wage premium. But how and why do union members earn more?
Have you ever wondered if it might be better to have a self-managed super fund or stay in an industry super fund? Click on this link to find out what Craig Sankey thinks, and some points to consider to help weigh it up..
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.
‘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?
|WIN one of 3 Secure Jobs tees!|
We’re fighting for more secure jobs – and there’s no better way to show your support than with one of our brand new Secure Jobs tees.
To enter the draw, simply email [email protected] with your name, address, union name and membership number before close of business Monday 10th January 2022.