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Member Benefits Update November 2018

In the November Member Benefits Update we pose the question 'are you missing out on some super?' We bring you some terrific union member discounts on accommodation, tips on how to be a better saver, there's an update on our Change the Rules rallies across the country, we highlight some exciting job vacancies here at the ACTU, plus you could win a $100 WISH gift card (which you can spend at Woolies, Big W or Dan Murphy's).

Time to recharge with up to 60% off at selected hotels

Through Australian Unions Member Benefits, you have access to specially negotiated deals in over 700,000 hotels in more than 71,000 destinations worldwide! Why not take advantage of these great offers and have a much-needed break with your loved ones this festive season? 

Questions at Work

I'm a Casual Worker But I Want to Be Made Permanent

Erinna asks:

I’ve been a casual here for nearly 3 years. Last year I asked my manager if I could be made permanent  They said they’d think about it but although I’ve asked a couple of times since I haven’t heard anything back. I don’t understand why not as I work pretty much the same shifts every week. It’s really important to me as my partner and I are saving for a house deposit and I probably won’t get a loan if I’m casual. Is there anything I can do?

 

 

Can Our Boss Charge Us For Breakages

 

R asks: There was a thing on the noticeboard at work from the owner saying that those of us who worked last Saturday night would have our pay docked as a tray of glasses was dropped when someone slipped loading the glass washer and everything got broken. The notice said that to be fair they would divide the cost of replacing the glasses between us so one person wouldn’t have to pay for the whole lot. Can they do this? It was a busy night accident and it just doesn’t seem fair.

Do I Have to Apply to get The Minimum Wage increase?

Chelley asks:

 My boss has put up a notice at work saying if we want to apply for the increase in our wages that’s meant to come in on July 1st we need to email him by the Friday our pays are done, which is next week and he’ll let us know his decision asap. Is this true?  And if it is, what should I put in my application?

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