Benefits

Union members win

By being a member of your union, you are building a better life.

Being part of your union is about having a voice at work so you can speak out about the things that affect you. Things like fair wages, hours of work, time off for when you get sick or want to take holidays didn’t just happen: they came about because union members made them happen.

And now we keep working as a group to have a better working life.

Good pay and conditions are important not just at work: they are important to our lives. Having good conditions means we can do the things we enjoy, spend time with family and friends, and look after each other. It also means we can protect services to the community and the many things that make Queensland a great place to live.

Union membership is fully tax deductible. As well as that, union members are eligible for great ancillary benefits like discounts on goods and services via Union Shopper, free legal consultations from a range of excellent providers and good banking deals via Members Equity Bank.

Below you will find the a summary of some of the many benefits union members, such as:

  • Help at Work
  • Union Shopper
  • Health Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Corrections legal insurance
  • ME Bank Home Loans
  • Legal Services
  • Teachers Union Health

Help at work

Thankfully most workers will go their whole careers without requiring industrial advice or assistance but if the unlikely occurs it’s important to know that there is someone you can contact.

The dedicated industrial staff at Together are available between 8:30am and 5:00pm weekdays by calling 1800 177 244.

When you call, you will speak directly with a professional who can advise you on:

  • Rights and entitlements;
  • Discipline;
  • Workplace injuries;
  • Performance monitoring; and
  • Other workplace matters.

We use phone and email to make sure we can provide you with assistance as efficiently and effectively as possible. We try our best to assist you on the phone at the first call or return email.

Before you call it is helpful to have your union membership number and any relevant documents with you to assist us in providing you with accurate advice as quickly as possible.

For ongoing assistance you will need to complete and return a copy of the Industrial Assistance Form, available on the Together website here.

Only Together financial members are eligible to be provided with industrial assistance. Industrial advice and assistance may only be provided in respect to matters that post-date the start of financial membership.

Union Shopper

Union Shopper is all about ensuring members receive great value for money on whatever you are looking to buy. At no cost to you, we help save time and money, without the hassles and headache.

Be part of the savings and make the most of this valuable money saving service. Before you make another purchase, remember Union Shopper and challenge us to find you a better deal.

Step 1 Decide what you want to buy and be ready to purchase.

Step 2 Simply contact Union Shopper on 1300 368 117 with your Union membership details, or login/register at www.unionshopper.com.au.

There is also an online ‘Request a Quote’ facility.

Health Professional Indemnity Insurance

Together members working as health professionals in the public sector are increasingly vulnerable to legal risk for the health care services that they deliver.

Together members working as health professionals in relevant areas receive insurance coverage under a group policy that provides Malpractice Liability and Legal Benefits Insurance cover.

Through pooling their resources via a membership levy, Together members can access these benefits at a fraction of the cost to an individual seeking similar insurance coverage.

Corrections legal insurance

Members in Custodial Corrections made the decision to fund a group legal insurance policy to provide an added level of security and protection.

In partnership with Hall Payne Lawyers, this policy provides members with funding to obtain legal advice and assistance in a range of circumstances – not just at work.

For more details contact the Together office on 1800 177 244 or visit the “Member Resources” section at www.together.org.au/memberresources.

ME Bank Home Loans

ME Bank is a 100% Australian owned, APRA regulated Bank. Established by industry super funds - the same people who brought you low cost, no commission super.

Among the many advantages of being a Together member is being able to access simple, low-cost and flexible home loans with ME Bank. With a range of home loan options available, members can receive a competitive interest rate as well as personalised service from a local Mobile Banking Manager who will come to you to discuss your requirements at a time and place that’s convenient.

ME Bank was created for one reason – to offer members a genuine banking alternative with better value banking and real service. From the beginning ME Bank has been about banking that’s simple, low cost, fair and transparent.

For more information visit www.mebank.com.au or call 13 15 63.

 

Need legal advice?

Union members may find themselves in situations which may require the provision of legal advice.

One of the benefits of being a financial member of Together is that thanks to agreements reached between your union and these excellent law firms, you are able to receive a free initial consultation with your choice of one of the three respected law firms whose details are below.

Please call and advise that you are a financial member of Together. Be advised details of your Together membership may be required by the law firm upon contact.

Each firm has offices in different locations around the state. To find out more about which firm you would like to seek assistance from here are their websites and phone numbers:

Hall Payne:
1800 659 114
www.hallpayne.com.au

Slater and Gordon:
1800 555 777
www.slatergordon.com.au

Maurice Blackburn:
1800 675 306
www.mauriceblackburnqld.com.au

You can also download a flyer about our panel of firms here.

 

Teachers Union Health

TUH is a not-for-profit health fund for members of Together and their families.

TUH is a health fund run to benefit members and we are focused on providing great value for money products and services tailored to you and your family’s needs.

As a member of Together you can contact TUH today for a free no-obligation comparison between your current health cover and TUH’s products.

TUH’s friendly staff can take the hassle out of comparing for you. They will look at what you are currently covered for and suggest the most appropriate level of TUH cover for you and your family.

Changing to TUH is as easy as ABC as we can organise your paperwork and cancel your existing health insurance cover on your behalf.

Contact TUH on 1300 360 701 for more information on how to make the switch today and get peace of mind for you and your family.

 


Authorised Alex Scott, Secretary, Together.
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