Member Benefits Update November 2015 - ACTU Australian Unions

Member Benefits Update November 2015


Member Benefits Update November 2015

In the November edition of your Member Benefits Update there's a great offer exclusive to union members from ME, we encourage workers to Go Home on Time, there's a fantastic offer from Cracka Wines, plus we have two excellent DVDs from Madman to win!


The new ME 'Frank' credit card is here!

ME are working hard to stay agile, reinvent and give Australians more relevant ways to get ahead financially. Part of that is Members Get More, a program full of extras from ME, exclusively for union members.

Right now, we’re offering union members more on our low rate credit card.

To find out more, visit ME at:

Terms, conditions, fees and charges apply. Applications for credit are subject to approval. This is general information only and you should consider if this product is right for you. Members Equity Bank Ltd ABN 56 070 887 679 Australian Credit Licence 229500.


 Cracka Super Savings Mix

What a Cracka of an offer!

This collection of wine goodies is like Cracka Wines' own little Cracka show bag (just with wine, no Bertie Beetles). Amongst the tasty drinks in this pack you'll find a snappy Semillon Sauvignon Blanc; an equally crisp and citrussy Sauvignon Blanc blend and a cheery Chardonnay. In the red corner, there is a Cabernet Merlot, a bold Cabernet Sauvignon all rounded out by a spicy Shiraz.

Together, with all of their powers combined, this collection of wines make up for one tasty dozen just primed for your drinking pleasure.

  • RRP: $152.88
  • Cracka Price: $99 + Freight
  • Plus union members receive an additional 5% off - simply quote UNIONS
  • SAVE: $53.88
So head over to now and grab this special bargain, exclusive to union members.


Super Trustees Forum 2015  

ACTU Superannuation Trustee Forum

This event is a unique opportunity for union directors to discuss and debate key issues around superannuation with each other.  The program for this year’s event includes the proposed government changes to superannuation, workers capital debates, and the key challenges to superannuation in Australia. With so much going on in Super at the moment we are holding two forums this month in Melbourne and Sydney.

The event is only for union and employee nominated Trustees along with other union staff who specialise in super.

To register and view the agenda go to :

Melbourne - Wednesday 18th November 

Sydney - Thursday 19 November 

If you would like to know more about superannuation visit our website



Our new Member Benefits Program and app

Over recent months Australian Unions launched some new and exclusive Member Benefits.

Our program has expanded to now include:

• Discounted movie tickets
• Discounted gift cards for top retailers and attractions
• A discounted accommodation booking site
• Discounted Tyres, Car Hire and wine
• Banking - great Mates Rates from ME
• A new secure member only website and smart phone app

This is a free program available to affiliated union members, with the option to upgrade for access to more benefits.

Click here to register now. 




Send some peace, spirit and solidarity this festive season!

Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA are pleased to launch their  Festive Season Cards range for 2015.

There are four new designs this year, including one from the pen of Walkley Award winning cartoonist/satirist 'First Dog on the Moon' and his take on the festive season. 

There are also two great new indigenous designs 'Seed Dreaming' and 'Birds from Yuendemu' from the Warlukurlangu artists collective, as well as a beautiful rendering of the more traditional Peace Dove.

Great designs and still great value - only $12 (plus P&H) for a pack of ten!

By purchasing your festive season cards from APHEDA, you will be helping workers and communities in developing countries gain the skills and knowledge to achieve independence and fair and decent work.  You can purchase them today online or download our order form.



How much is unpaid overtime costing you?

Every year, 'Go Home on Time Day' calculates how much unpaid overtime Australian workers are donating to their workplace.

Now in its seventh year, Go Home on Time Day on Wednesday 18 November is a great way to recognise that life doesn't need to revolve around work.

Find out how many hours of unpaid overtime you are donating each year, what it’s costing you and how you compare to the average Australian, with the unpaid overtime calculator on the Go Home On Time Day website.



Have you got the right default cover?

Most industry super funds provide a minimum or default level of personal insurance cover to their members based on their age, but will that be enough for your family’s ongoing financial needs?

If you are not sure if you have the right level of cover, visit the Australian Unions Super Advice Toolkit and answer a couple of simple questions in the ‘Do you have enough life insurance?’ calculator (in the left hand column) to help personalise to your situation and needs.

If you need more help or would like to speak to a financial adviser about the right insurance cover for your family’s needs, call Industry Fund Services Financial Planning on 1300 138 848

The information in this article is general in nature and has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. Before investing in any product you should therefore read the relevant Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and consider the appropriateness of any investment for your objectives, financial situation or needs. The Australian Unions Financial Advice Toolkit is powered by Industry Fund Services Limited (IFS), ABN 54 007 016 195, AFSL 232514 IFS one of the largest providers of financial services and products to industry super funds, unions and their members.





Win one of six DVDs from Madman!

Enter the draw to win one of six DVDs that we are giving away this month courtesy of Madman Entertainment.

Ruben Guthrie

Life is good for ad man Ruben Guthrie - he leads a party boy lifestyle, has a model fiancée and lives in a house on the water. He’s at the top of his game, until some drunken skylarking lands Ruben at the bottom of his infinity pool, lucky to be alive. His mum hits the panic button, and then his fiancée leaves him, but not before issuing him one final challenge: If Ruben can do one year without a drink, she’ll give him another chance…
Ruben Guthrie is the story of one man not only battling the bottle, but the city that won’t let him put it down.

To win a Ruben Guthrie DVD email with your name, address, union name and membership number before close of business Friday 27th November 2015.


This is a film about ordinary people caught up in a modern day multinational "gold rush" to secure and exploit coal seam gas.

Frackman introduces us to Dayne Pratzky, a knockabout pig shooter building a simple home on his block of land in Central Queensland. One day the gas company comes calling and demands access to his land for gas mining. Dayne is told he has no right to refuse access to his land, and so begins his transformation to a reluctant activist on a journey that takes him around the world.

To win a Frackman DVD email with your name, address, union name and membership number before close of business Friday 27th November 2015.


The team at Australian Unions

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