Member Benefits

Member Benefts Update May 2021

Date Published: 05/05/2021 Category: Member Benefits

Greetings and welcome to the May edition of the Australian Unions Member Benefits update. This month, ME has signed the #IStandForRespect pledge, and we provide an update on the upcoming budget. We’ve also got an update on the gender super gap from Industry Super Australia and an update on the investment markets from PartnerVest.  We also…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/05/05/member-benefts-update-may-2021/

COVID-19 and investment markets

Date Published: 05/05/2021 Category: Member Benefits

A year on from the start of the pandemic is a good time to reflect on what happened, and how investment markets reacted. As 2020 dawned Australia was coping with drought and fire. It sometimes feels like a lifetime ago, but it was just over a year ago that we all saw footage of beach…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/05/05/covid-19-and-investment-markets/

Gender super gap widens as the government dithers

Date Published: 05/05/2021 Category: Member Benefits

Industry Super Australia has released new research that demonstrates that the typical woman is retiring with almost $60,000 less super than men – as the federal government drags its feet on fixing the gender super gap and still has not re-committed to sticking with the legislated super increase. The median super balance for a woman…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/05/05/gender-super-gap-widens-as-the-government-dithers/

ME signs #IStandForRespect pledge

Date Published: 05/05/2021 Category: Member Benefits

ME has signed the #IStandForRespect pledge to help eliminate sexual harassment in the workplace. Coordinated by the Diversity Council of Australia (DCA), the zero-tolerance for sexual harassment pledge has been signed by more than 100 chief executives of major companies and organisations. The movement comes after the federal government accepted the recommendations made in Sex…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/05/05/me-signs-istandforrespect-pledge/

Baby or bust?

Date Published: 07/04/2021 Category: Member Benefits

Every cloud has a silver lining, and it looks like COVID could be driving a baby boom. If that sounds like you, it’s time to get financially ready for parenthood. Take weeks of lockdowns, add in months spent working from home, and what do you get? A baby boom! That’s exactly what plenty of experts…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/04/07/baby-or-bust/

Aware Super supports Global Shapers’ landmark climate survey for Aussies under 30

Date Published: 01/04/2021 Category: Member Benefits

The Global Shapers community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum, is inviting young Australians to co-design the country’s COVID-19 recovery in a landmark survey: Foundations for Tomorrow, Your Voice. Supported by Aware Super, the first-of-its-kind survey will quiz young Australians under 30, on their opinions on the threat of climate change, responsible business, the…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/04/01/aware-super-supports-global-shapers-landmark-climate-survey-for-aussies-under-30/

Cuts to super will hurt young women the most, new Industry Super Australia campaign video warns

Date Published: 01/04/2021 Category: Member Benefits

Women already retire with far less than men and now some government MPs want to cut super and push women even further behind, a new Industry Super Australia (ISA) campaign video warns.   With more women set to receive the promised super rate increase than men, ensuring it goes ahead is a crucial part of closing…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/04/01/cuts-to-super-will-hurt-young-women-the-most-new-industry-super-australia-campaign-video-warns/

Have you checked your health cover lately?

Date Published: 01/04/2021 Category: Member Benefits

It’s easy to let things like your health insurance just roll along year after year. But a quick check could really save you. Member Advantage shares a very healthy partnership with HCF, Australia’s largest not-for-profit health insurance provider. HCF put their profits back into providing better quality and better value cover for their customers. The…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/04/01/have-you-checked-your-health-cover-lately/

Member Benefits Update March 2021

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

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…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/03/11/member-benefits-update-march-2021/

Petrol on a bonfire

Date Published: 04/03/2021 Category: Member Benefits

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. Inflated house prices may be secondary to those backbench MPs who own multiple investment properties and have 15 percent super to fall back on, but for aspiring homeowners dealing with already…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/03/04/petrol-on-a-bonfire/