Current and prospective partners
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Example of successful relationship between an endorsed service provider and the ACTU:
Members Equity Bank has been specifically created to provide everyday Australians with innovative, low cost banking services. As a result – Members Equity Bank are 100% committed to keeping banking costs low whilst delivering exceptional customer service.
Since 1994, Members Equity has delivered to union members low cost home loans. ME has since expanded and has offers a range of straight-forward and low cost banking products including home loans, credit cards, personal loans and savings accounts.
It is the flag ship product of Member Connect and our Australian Union Member Benefits. We are proud to be associated with ME Bank and its staff.
ME employees are members of the FSU.
Application Process For Prospective Partners
ACTU Member Connect is the commercial arm of the ACTU and unions. Our objectives differ from those of most commercial enterprises. While the company retains commercial imperatives, its primary goal is to provide services to union members. A profit motive does not impede or dilute the discount we offer union members or unions. We use surpluses to invest in future services to unions and their members.
Member Connect acts as an intermediary between unions and commercial enterprise. Its role is unique in that it selects and endorses certain products and services for use by unions and their members; and then communicates the value of these services to unions. For Member Connect to run effectively it is necessary that it is both commercially aware and focussed on the priorities of unions and their members.
Central to delivering effective and commercially successful member services is the choice of partner. Member Connect has due diligence, market analysis and tendering processes that enable us to evaluate firms and the services they offer. A fundamental part of this process is to evaluate the philosophical synergies between the potential partner and unions. Unions and the ACTU expect their partners to respect the rights of workers to collectively bargain.
Companies seeking to enter into a commercial relationship with the ACTU and unions should complete the Expression of Interest form on top right of this page and submit to:
Membership Services Manager
ACTU Member Connect
Level 7, 365 Queen Street
Melbourne Vic 3000