The September edition of your member benefits update brings you seven ways to save money and the planet, we pose the question who needs financial planning exactly, we bring you news from the recent awarding to the Australian union movement of the Medal of the Order of Timor-Leste, there are exclusive union member discounts off your next travel adventure plus we have two fantastic DVD titles courtesy of Madman Entertainment to give away in our monthly competition!
Photo: L-R Thomas Mayor, Sally McManus, Martin Kingham, Michele O'Neil, Leigh Hubbard, Ged Kearney and Kate Lee accepting the Medal of the Order of Timor-Leste on behalf of the Australian union movement last month.
Climate data shows we could be up for our hottest year on record. The good news is, it’s possible to go green on a budget – check out these seven financial tips from industry super fund-owned bank ME on how you can reduce your environmental footprint.
1. Invest in a water bottle
Around 370 million plastic bottles go to landfill each year in Australia, yet they can take more than 400 years to break down.
Think of it this way. If Michelangelo had been sipping from a plastic bottle when he painted the Sistine Chapel back in the early 1500s, the bottle still wouldn’t be fully decomposed in 2019. Scary right?
Invest in a reusable water bottle and fill it from the tap. It can see you save a fortune on bottled water while keeping you hydrated.
Member Advantage has partnered with Intrepid Travel to get you a step closer to your next adventure.
Intrepid Travel’s small group adventures are for travellers of every age, budget and appetite for adventure. No matter where you go, you’ll enjoy the hallmarks of what makes their sustainable, experience-rich tours so special: a small group style of travel that allows travellers to explore like the locals do, an expert local leader and unique experiences with an emphasis on responsible travel.
To help you find your next adventure, Intrepid are offering an exclusive 10% OFF* to Australian Unions Member Benefits Members.
Find your next adventure, visit your Australian Unions Member Benefits website
Please note; if you haven't already registered for the program, hit the 'Register' button and input your details to access all the exclusive union member deals.
*Terms and conditions apply
We are pleased to announce the winner of the ACTU/ME AFL Footy Tipping Competition!
The winner of the AFL tipping comp is Toby Hunt, an ABC staffer, CPSU member and Essendon supporter from Canberra. Toby won with an excellent score of 141 points with a margin of 739 at the end of the AFL home and away season. Toby will receive $1,000 into his Everyday Transaction Account with ME. Well done, Toby and congratulations!
A big thank you to all the union member tipsters and also to ME for providing the prize money.
There are some terrific union roles currently listed on the ACTU Job Vacancies web page. A variety of positions are available from Senior Industrial Officer to Organiser, Health and Safety Training roles and lots more.
So if you're in the market for a great union job see what's on offer today.
Award-winning director Damon Gameau embarks on a journey to explore what the future would look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them into the mainstream. Structured as a visual letter to his 4-year-old daughter, Damon blends traditional documentary footage with dramatised sequences and high-end visual effects to create a vision board for his daughter and our planet.
To win a copy of 2040 simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address, union name and membership number before close of business Friday 27th September 2019.
The Hummingbird Project
In this epic tale of humanity versus corporate greed, cousins from New York, Vincent and Anton are players in the high-stakes game of High Frequency Trading, where winning is measured in milliseconds. Their dream? To build a fibre-optic cable in a straight line between Kansas and New Jersey, making them millions. However nothing is as straightforward as it seems.
To win a copy of The Hummingbird Project simply email email@example.com with your name, address, union name and membership number before close of business Friday 27th September 2019.