The NUW is a strong union made up of many thousands of members who win. We campaign at work and in our communities.
When we are united, we have the power to win:
- HIGHER WAGES... When everyone is in the Union, NUW members earn an average 17% more than non-union workplaces
- SAFER JOBS... NUW members can demand and organise for safety and respect at work. This also means no bullying and no harrassment.
- SECURE JOBS... NUW members win equal rights for casual workers and more permanent jobs. Every year members of our union negotiate for hundreds of new permanent jobs for workers.
- REPRESENTATION... NUW members elect Union Reps and have access to advice and support at work. In the Union you have people at your back when you need it.
The Union Movement has a long history of winning better conditions and making our society more equal. Many of the rights we have today were won by union members' struggles. Here's just a few:
- 8-hour work day
- Equal pay for men and women peforming the same job
- Annual leave
- Long service leave
- Penalty rates/shift loadings
- Universal superannuation
- Maternity/adoption/parental leave
- Occupational health and safety laws
NUW MEMBERS ALSO HAVE ACCESS TO
Cooperative Power is a newly formed cooperative for Australia's energy sector. This new model takes the power back from huge energy corporations, for the benefit of people and our planet. It's a new way for people to buy energy and have a say in how it's created and how much it costs.
Cooperative Power is a way for us to come together and create an energy sector that is clean and sustainable, affordable and democratic!
Cooperative Power Australia was formed by the National Union of Workers, National Tertiary Education Union, Australian Services Union, Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA, Voices of the Valley, Earthworker Cooperative and Energy Innovation Cooperative.
Get more info here. Cooperative Power is currently available to NUW members in South-East Queensland, NSW, ACT and South Australia but our vision is to empower workers and their communities nationally. You can speak to someone and sign up today here.
Australian Unions 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 range of great companies.
Australian Unions is pleased to announce that we have entered a new membership partnership with Member Advantage from 1 July 2017. Through this partnership we offer union members a new and exciting range of benefits and savings on hundreds of everyday expenses, including gift cards, accommodation, movie tickets, insurances and many more.
When you join LUCRF Super, your hard-earned dollars are invested into a fund whose core values align with your union. We’re 100% committed to delivering our members with the friendly service and top quality, low-cost products they deserve.
- Personalised financial advice
- Low fees
- Strong long-term investment returns
- In-house contact centre
- Award-winning super fund
- Run only to benefit members.
LUCRF Super is Australia’s first industry super fund and was forged by the NUW in 1978. Join LUCRF
FREE LEGAL ADVICE
NUW members can access free legal advice from partner legal firsm around the country. To find out more and get a referral, contact NUW Assist on 1300 275 689
Here's some tips and advice for Victorian Legal partner Ryan Carlisle and Thomas on WorkCover and Injury.
ME were originally created by member-owned industry super funds to be a fairer home loan lender, helping people reach the dream of owning their own home. These days ME are a fully fledged bank, but their profits still go back to the industry super funds – the very same ones that look after the retirement savings of more than seven million Australians. ME gives members ways to get more from your savings, pay less on your loans and cut down on fees.
more for NUW members.
As a member of NUW, you’ve got access to ME’s Member Benefits Program – a full program of special offers and deals to help you get more from your banking.
Here are just some of offers we’ve had in the past:
- More on home loans
Save more with ME’s already-low rates
- More on everyday accounts
Enjoy bonus offers to make your money go further
- More on credit cards
Save with a competitive low rate
Great low cost banking from ME through www.mebank.com.au/benefitsnuw
Union Shopper is a 100% union-owned organisation that provides union members and their families deals and benefits on a large range of products and services. To see all the offers you can access, visit the website here.