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Member Benefits Update May 2019

Date Published: 02/05/2019 Category: Member Benefits

The federal election is not far off now; we can almost smell the sweet scent of democracy sausage in the air!  Our Change the Rules campaign is in full swing in many key electorates around the country and our campaigners have been working extremely hard.

Member Benefits Update April 2019

Date Published: 03/04/2019 Category: Member Benefits

In the April edition of your Member Benefits Update we look at a phenomenom known as ‘bank-xiety’ and what you can do to alleviate it, there’s an update on the 2019 Federal Budget, we have some great union member deals on Health Insurance and movie tickets, find out how you can volunteer for our Change the Rules events, you can join our FREE footy tipping competitions plus there is a $100 WISH gift card to be won!
Member Benefits Update April 2019
Photo: Change the Rules campaigners at an Election Kick-Off event in Queensland recently


Five signs you have ‘bank-xiety’

If you’re worried about your current bank, you’re not alone.

Member Benefits Update March 2019

Date Published: 06/03/2019 Category: Member Benefits

In the March edition of your Member Benefits Update find out about what’s happening in your state for International Women’s Day, learn how to improve your credit health, there’s a great deal for union members on car hire, find out if your super is being paid on time plus there’s our FREE footy tipping competitions for union members to join!  
Above image courtesy of We Are Union Women


Improve your credit health
You stay active, try to eat from a variety of food groups and aim for a decent amount of sleep each night.

Member Benefits Update November 2018

Date Published: 08/11/2018 Category: Member Benefits Super

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).

Member Benefits Update September 2018

Date Published: 05/09/2018 Category: Member Benefits

In the September edition of your Member Benefits Update we bring you a special union member discount on tickets to see, ‘Madiba the Musical’, we look at ways to spring clean your finances, there’s tips on preparing for bushfire season, an update about our recent national door-knock and we pay tribute to former ACTU Assistant Secretary, Laurie Carmichael.

Member Benefits Update August 2018

Date Published: 08/08/2018 Category: Member Benefits

In the August edition of your Member Benefits Update we welcome the new ACTU President, Michele O’Neil, we help you make the most of tax time, there’s info on the government’s proposal to find your lost super, we’re calling on you to help Australia get the pay rise it deserves, we have some terrific Father’s Day gift ideas you can access through your Member Benefits program, plus you can go in the draw to win one of four double passes to see ‘Madiba the Musical’! 


Make the most of tax time

With a juicy refund up for grabs, bank statements can hold the key to tax savings.

The minimum wage should be a living wage

Date Published: 11/07/2018 Category: Minimum wage Workers rights

Australia’s a great place to live with a high standard of living, and we want to keep it that way. A cornerstone of our way of life is a decent wage – not just a minimum wage but a living wage. A decent wage that includes penalty rates, overtime allowances and paid leave. A national…

Member Benefits Update June 2018

Date Published: 06/06/2018 Category: Member Benefits

In the June edition of your Member Benefits Update we encourage you to check your home loan to ensure you are getting the best rates, we highlight our great car insurance offer, we have an update on the recent increase to the minimum wage, we present ‘Change the Rules’ merchandise and we pay tribute to union legend, Ark Tribe.

Member Benefits Update May 2018

Date Published: 03/05/2018 Category: Member Benefits

Happy May Day, everyone!  In the May edition of your Member Benefits Update we urge you to join us in our ‘Change the Rules’ days of action, we bring you an exciting opportunity to star in a television commercial, there’s news on the launch of our online shop where you can buy all the latest activist gear, plus there’s three DVD Blue Planet II Boxsets to win!
Photo: Unionists at last month’s Delegates’ Mass Meeting in Melbourne


An Instagram-worthy home equals happiness, says new survey

Three out of four Australians believe a stylish home is the key to personal fulfilment.

Member Benefits Update April 2018

Date Published: 05/04/2018 Category: Member Benefits

In the bumper April edition of your Member Benefits Update you can read about the ACTU’s upcoming “12 days of action to Change the Rules”, find out about United Voice’s Big Steps campaign, learn how our brains are hardwired financially, get a fantastic deal on hire cars, join our FREE footy tipping competitions plus there is a $100 WISH gift card to be won!
Photo: Big Steps campaigners at the Melbourne rally on Tuesday 27 March 2018


Money brain barriers

You know the right steps to take with your money; you’re just not taking them.