The October edition of your member benefits update brings you five reasons on why it’s a good time to be a first home buyer right now, we have info on unpaid super (the silent wage theft), there’s some bargains to be had with home and contents insurance, we report on why Health and Safety Reps are crucial in the war on workplace stress and we have a $100 WISH gift card to give away in our monthly competition!
Photo: L-R Our AFL Footy Tipping winner and CPSU member Toby Hunt, CPSU National Organiser, Ella Factor and Andrew Wallace from ME presenting Toby with his winnings last month
Five reasons it’s a good time to be a first home buyer
A lot is happening in the market to turn a first home buyer’s frown upside down.
Wage theft has dominated the news cycle in recent months – but that’s not the only scandal taking place in dodgy workplaces across Australia.
The August edition of your member benefits update brings you the latest on how to put your tax refund to good use, we look at the scourge of unpaid super, there’s some great Father’s Day deals available using your Member Benefits program and you could win one of five family (ADMIT 4) inseason passes to see Angry Birds in our monthly competition!
Save or splurge? Put your tax refund to good use
How good is tax time? In exchange for a few hours filling out your tax return, you could receive a handy refund cheque.
Each year in Australia, employers are failing to pay billions of dollars in superannuation to their workers yet we don’t hear much about this.
Thanks to a ginger group of backbenchers, the super guarantee is back in the spotlight and the promised increase to 12 per cent is once again under threat.
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.
You would be angry if you weren’t paid your wages on time – so why wouldn’t you be upset over your missing superannuation?Right now 1 in 3 Australian workers who are eligible to receive super payments are missing out on what they’re entitled to with a total cost of almost $6 billion per year and growing.
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).
Each year in Australia, employers are failing to pay billions of dollars in superannuation to their workers.
Give your finances a clean sweep to get your money matters in great shape for summer – find out how from ME.