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Member Benefits
Booklet 2014/2015
Membership Card
will save you heaps!
Extra benefits for
you and your family
Protecting and improving our members’ jobs, pay and
working conditions are our TOP PRIORITIES.
Workers on our Agreements are, on average, $180 per
week better off than workers in non-union workplaces.
The working conditions we have fought long and hard for
are also superior.
Maintaining your job security and safety at work are also
enormously important.
Hurt yourself at work and we will be there to make sure
you receive your full entitlements.
And our new Frequent Values Program outlined in this
booklet offers you and your family MANY extra services
and benefits.
Use our services wisely and you will easily save the cost
of your TWU membership fees.
If we can assist you in any way, please call us on
✆1800 657 477
Best Wishes
Tim Dawson
State Secretary
Membership Services
Better Pay & Conditions
Workers on TWU negotiated agreements earn a lot more
money than those who aren’t.
Weekly wages are $180 higher and casualization is 60%
lower in strong union yards.
Dismissals are also a third of the level of non-union sites.
Our organisers, lawyers and industrial experts ensure you
are paid your full entitlements including.
Underpayment of Wages & Entitlements
The TWU makes sure you receive all your entitlements
• Overtime rates
• Public holiday rates
• Overtime Meal Allowances
• Shift loadings
• Overnight Allowances
• Superannuation
• Uniforms and safety boots
• Redundancy provisions
• Long Service Leave
• Annual Leave loading
People on dodgy NON-UNION deals miss out on many of
these entitlements.
Job Protection
Union members have far greater
job security than people NOT in
If you are NOT in the TWU you
are very vulnerable. Your boss
can sack you unfairly and YOU
With no union protection it’s generally “Out the gate
mate” – no goodbyes and often NO ENTITLEMENTS.
The TWU is like insurance – you never know when you
might need us.
Disciplinary Hearings
If you are in trouble at work we will intervene on your behalf
and represent you in disciplinary hearings, etc.
If you are unfairly dismissed our lawyers will fight for your
reinstatement in the industrial courts.
PROTECT your job security - join the TWU today.
Workers Compensation
- If you are injured at work
You could fall victim to a serious workplace accident
at any time. As a TWU member, it’s nice to know our
lawyers, organisers and industrial experts will be there to
help you with.
• Hold-ups with weekly payments and medical expenses
• Problems with medical claims
• Lump sum redemptions
• Common law claims
We ensure you receive your
full workers compensation
If – as often happens - an employer’s insurance
company contests your claim our lawyers will go into bat
for you.
Membership Services
Wholesale Grocery Shopping
TWU members and their families gain free entry – allyear-round - to the massive Cash & Carry Warehouses at
• Balcatta
• Cannington
Simply present your current TWU
Membership Card at reception to
gain entry and buy cheaper.
Your Partner will also be able to use
your card to access the warehouses
which are normally restricted to
shopkeepers and business owners.
Discount Movie Tickets
For you and your family- TWU members have access to
discount tickets at over 20 cinemas.
A family of two adults and two children
can save up to $20 each time they go
to the pictures.
Members also receive VIP Discounts
at Adventure World and the
Rottnest Island ferries.
Call SmartClub on
✆9330 0784
$5000 Funeral Benefit
This benefit is to assist families of TWU members in difficult times.
• Payable if the deceased was a
financial member at the time of
death and had been continuously
so for more than one year.
• A $1000 Funeral Benefit is
payable if the deceased was a
financial member at the time of
death and had been continuously
so for less than one year.
Free Will drawn up by our solicitors
Our lawyers will assist you to draw up a free will.
This offer applies where the entire estate is bequeathed to
either children or the spouse.
Special discounted rates apply on more complex wills and
for spouses.
Extraordinary Licence Applications
If you lose your licence our lawyers will assist you with an
Extraordinary Licence Application.
They will help you prepare your application and represent
you in court.
The TWU will pay the full cost of the
lawyers. You will only have to pay the
standard court fees.
Owner Driver Tribunal Representation
The Tribunal was set up to give owner-drivers access to a
low-cost dispute resolution process. We use it to resolve
disputes over contracts and payment, etc.
Under WA laws owner drivers must be paid WITHIN 14
DAYS unless there is a written contract in place and then
it is 30 DAYS MAX.
Our lawyers and industrial
officers help owner-driver
members to prepare and
present their cases to the
Tribunal – FREE of CHARGE.
We know how the system
works and we have achieved
excellent results for drivers.
Owner-Driver Rates
The TWU relentlessly pursues the payment of safesustainable rates for owner-drivers.
We can act as your bargaining representative and have an
excellent track record of improving rates.
Membership Services
Income Protection Cover*
Many of our union enterprise agreements now include
income protection insurance.
This covers eligible members for sickness
and accident 24 hours – 7 days a week.
For more details on this benefit please speak
to the TWU organiser who looks after your
area. Or call the TWU on 1800 657 477.
TWU Legal Services
“It costs you nothing to
talk to a TWU lawyer”
Call 1800 657 477 for an
TWU members have ready access to a comprehensive
range of expert legal services. Many of these services
come free of charge, other are heavily discounted.
We have a special arrangement with Australia’s leading
law firm Slater & Gordon who deal with all areas of law.
We work together to ensure that you and your family
receive quality legal back-up when you need it.
Our members are entitled to a FREE initial consultation
with Slater & Gordon on any matter including:
• Personal Injury Claims NO WIN – NO FEE.
• Motor Vehicle Claims.
• Family Law Disputes.
• Criminal Law, Etc.
This initial appointment will not be limited to a
prescribed time limit.
For a FREE consultation – on the phone or in person
– call the TWU and we will arrange a referral.
For more details on our legal service ask for our Legal Services Brochure.
Safe Workplaces
If your workplace is unsafe let us know confidentially and
we will conduct a Full Safety Audit.
We have comprehensive knowledge
of the Occupational Health & Safety Act.
We will also ensure your employer
provides you with all the necessary
protective equipment and clothing including SAFETY
BOOTS. And we maintain YOUR EMPLOYER should pay
for this essential gear.
Your Health & Safety is a TWU TOP PRIORITY
Planning for your retirement is
very important and we have a
Superannuation Officer employed
at our Perth office to assist you
with TWUSUPER matters including:
• Rolling your old super accounts into TWU SUPER.
• Checking addresses to ensure you receive your super
statement telling you how much you have and how
your investment is performing.
• Checking ‘preferred beneficiaries’ (people you
nominate to receive your TWUSUPER benefit if you
pass away).
Call 1800 657 477 to talk to our local Superannuation
Liaison Officer. Or call 1800 222 071 Free Call to speak
with TWUSUPER direct.
Financial Services
TWU members have access to
Members Equity Bank products
including first class home loans
and investment loans at very
competitive interest rates, low fees and without gimmicks.
And all the other normal bank services, like credit cards,
personal loans and savings accounts.
Call members equity on 13 15 63 for more information,
or log onto their website at:
TWU Discounts
Wellington Surplus Stores
✆ 9325 4749
10% OFF Marked Prices
• Camping Gear
• Backpacks
• Swags
• Military Clothing
• Sleeping Bags
• Tents
• Footwear
• Swords .....and Heaps More.
AN AMAZING STORE 333 Wellington Street, Perth
Car Parts & Accessories
Trade Prices – Over 95,000 lines
• Bayswater
• Joondalup
• Malaga
• Osborne Park
• Wangara
• Bibra Lake
• Kelmscott
• Mandurah • Redcliffe
• Welshpool
• Booragoon
• Kenwick
• Midland
• Rockingham
Portable Fridges/Freezers
✆ 9259 7777
10% OFF Engel
& 5% OFF Waeco
Lyons Airconditioning Services -157 Chisholm Cr. Kewdale
Metal Building Products
Steel Building Products
✆ 9309 1303
• Colorbond Fencing
• Roof & Wall Sheeting
• Gutters
• Downpipes, Etc.
For Housing, Sheds, Patios, Etc.
Quote TWU A/C No T170 and your TWU Card Number
17-23 Hosking Road, Lansdale WA
Funeral Directors
✆ 9231 5199
10% DISCOUNT on Funeral Services
for TWU members and their families
including Pre-Paid Funerals*.
* The discount is calculated at 10% on normal prices and covers
all service fees, all goods provided and all sundry disbursements
relating to the funeral.
Wholesale Grocery Shopping
TWU members can use their membership card to
obtain fantastic savings at WA’s two Cash & Carry
strictly wholesale stores
TWU Discounts
Home Settlement Agency
✆ 9478 1188
30% OFF Standard Settlement Fees
A family run business that gives excellent service.
23 Stanton Road Redcliff
Music Instruments
10% OFF all Music Instruments,
Spare Parts, Accessories and
Sheet Music.
4 Southport Street, West Leederville
✆ 6380 1222
Taubmans Trade Centres
25%-40% OFF Paint
Must Quote TWU customer No 942430
at these Taubmans Stores
9375 7701
9356 2247
9301 0255
9330 9533
9345 3024
9535 8066
Osborne Park
(Paint West)
9446 2609
9409 9948
9721 3411
Osborne Park
✆ 9444 2233
✆ 9277 5418
✆ 9286 2299
5% Discount
Off All Tyres
Save up to 40% on
tickets to the Movies
& Adventure World
✆9330 0784 and quote your TWU number
TWU members have access to discount tickets all-yearround at over 20 cinemas.
A family of two adults and two children can save up to
$20 each time they go to the pictures”
Ace Cinemas, Greater Union, Hoyts, Grand Cinemas,
Reading Cinema and Luna cinemas are all involved.
Members also receive VIP discounts at Adventure World
and on the Rottnest Express and Rottnest Fast Ferries.
Tickets will be posted to you on the day you order them.
TWU Discounts
Truck & Trailer Parts
On truck and trailer spare parts at
✆ 9353 4288
✆ 9725 4822
SPEARWOOD ✆ 9434 1588
KALGOORLIE ✆ 9091 1599
GERALDTON ✆ 9964 2019
✆ 9250 2994
✆ 9842 8722
WEDGEFIELD ✆ 9172 9000
You must show your TWU card
to receive discounts
Work Wear & Safety Gear
Show your TWU card
to get 10% OFF
✆ 9356 3111 or 13 21 00
Their huge range of work wear, protective clothing and
road protective equipment that is second to none.