Member Discounts & Services
Industrial advice, representation and bargaining are, naturally, the central benefits of ASU membership.
But in order to deliver further benefits to our members, we offer a range of specially negotiated discounted goods and services. The savings achievable, together with the ASU’s industrial advice and wage negotiations, ensure that your union dues are one of the best investments you’ll ever make.
Discounts on whitegoods and movie tickets are just some of the perks of union membership. We also offer our members access to legal and financial advice, cheap home loans and discounts on cars.
Discount Movie Tickets
The union movement, through the ACTU, has formed a partnership with The Motor Report, a car review site which has been established for over 9 years. ASU members have access to the best New Car reviews, Advice and pricing online through The Motor Report.
When it comes time to buy a new car, The Motor Report has all the information to make your decision easier.
- Pre-arranged savings across small compact cars, SUV’s, 4WD’s, family cars, commercials and also prestige new cars
- Make your decision easier by being able to compare cars, specs and deals side by side.
- Over 1000 new car reviews all in the one place.
- Be able to get an independent review and advice on which is the next new car that will suite you the best.
- Over 2000 new cars listed with prices, technical specifications, safety features and fuel efficiencies.
- Specials exclusive to union members at themotorreport.com.au/unions
- Be able to make the correct informed decision for you or your family and get a great deal on a new car all in the one place.
So remember to check out our specials page themotorreport.com.au/unions before you buy your next car.http://www.themotorreport.com.au/unions
Banking and Financial Services
Your ASU membership gives you the option of applying for any one of the Super Members Home Loans, all of which are offered at a discounted interest rate.
As well as a discounted interest rate, other benefits of the SMHL range include:
- No application fee
- No valuation fee
- No ongoing account keeping fees
- Split and top-ups available
- Free redraw and free lump sum payments
- No fees for phone or Internet banking
Eddy Partners Accountants offer ASU members a 14-day tax refund for just $90!
They also provide
- A detailed on-the-spot estimate of your tax refund
- A full copy of your tax return for your records
- After hours, weekend and business hours appointments, or over the phone, fax or mail
- A low, tax deductible fee of just $90 (returns involving rental statements, capital gains tax schedules or other non-salary income will be subject to additional charge).
The ASU and ACTU Member Connect recognise that it is very difficult for union members to know where to go when seeking financial advice. There are so many organisations and individuals offering financial and investment advice that it becomes a major headache to pick one or more that are right for you.
In recognition of this need, ACTU Member Connect has over the past few years selected a number of organisations providing financial advice that have the capacity and the willingness to provide financial advice to union members. These organisations are all licensed to provide financial advice under the Corporations Act.
In doing so, and in conjunction with those organisations, ACTU Member Connect has identified a number of individuals within those organisations who have been approved as endorsed advisers. Each individual is authorised by their organisation to provide financial advice.memberconnect.com.au
Slater & Gordon is a national law firm committed to solving your legal problems. Their wide range of services is designed to help you get access to the right legal advice when you need it.
Throughout their 75-year history Slater & Gordon has a long and proud tradition of working with trade unions, and this commitment to social justice and rights for all workers continues to this day.
Slater & Gordon’s reputation has been built around striving for the best outcome for each of our individual clients.
The results they achieve are made possible by the depth of expertise offered by our team of more than 650 staff across Australia. Slater & Gordon has offices throughout metropolitan Melbourne and in regional Victoria. Slater & Gordon offers legal services and special benefits in the following areas:
- Personal injury
- Further legal services
For legal advice please call ASU Legal Services on (03) 9320 6700.
Or, Call the Slater and Gordon Legal Help Line on 1800 555 777.
Or, for 24-hour information on legal services go to slatergordon.com.auslatergordon.com.au
Union Shopper is a 100% union-owned organisation that utilises the collective bargaining power of unions across Australia to provide great benefits and savings to members and their families.
Our major products and services include:
- Electrical & whitegoods
- Motor vehicles & accessories
- Computers, cameras & office equipment
- Insurance & professional services
- Travel & accommodation
- Leisure & entertainment
- Gifts & shopping
- Food & drink
- House & garden
- Personal, health & beauty
- Sports, fitness & hobbies
Union Shopper strives to save members as much as we can through sheer buying power, and we encourage all members and their families to take advantage of the service as often as possible.
To find out more about the Union Shopper service simply visit unionshopper.com.au or phone us on 1300 368 117.unionshopper.com.au
Most ASU members’ retirement savings are held with one of the major industry superannuation funds. Industry Funds pay all profits to members and have low fees. These funds are controlled by a board of trustees, made up of equal numbers of employer and union representatives.
The ASU has secured benefits for members with the following superannuation funds:
Australian Unions Union Member Benefits
Union Member Benefits are provided to every union member through the ACTU in partnership with your union. As a union member, you can take advantage of the collective buying power of more than 1.8 million members to get big discounts from a great range of companies.
Save money with member benefits on:
- Banking – great offers from ME
- Discounted Cars, Tyres, Car Hire
- Much, much more coming soon