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SFWU Benefits

As a SFWU member, you get strength and respect in the workplace. You also get access to some special benefits to help you save money for yourself and your family.

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SFWU Scholarships

The SFWU has a number of scholarships available each year. These are advertised in our union magazine Our Voice with details of how to apply. For more information about these scholarships contact SFWU Member Support on 0800 UNION 1 (0800 864 661).

 Financial Services

United Credit Union - Financial services, not for profit and owned by it's members

Phone 0800 800 143

Online www.creditunion.co.nz


Credit Unions are co-operatives and therefore all members collectively help one another.

Credit Unions are NOT profit driven. Whilst they obviously must operate profitably, they are owned by the members, and therefore there are no overseas owners or corporate investors to account to.

United Credit Union does not charge exorbitant bank fees which appear to be becoming more and more prevalent within the major Financial Institutions.

United Credit Union can offer you practically all the services available at major banks, such as:

  • Call Accounts

  • Saving Accounts

  • Term Deposits

  • Mortgage Finance

  • Personal Loans

Some forms on the website are in PDF format. They require that you have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Disclaimer: Credit Union Members' shares are secured by a first ranking registered trust deed. A Credit Union is not a registered bank.


Union Health and Community Centres

SFWU was the union that established the union Health Centres to provide low cost primary healthcare to SFWU Union members and their families.

Now there are centres in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

Contact us to find out where the nearest health centre is to you, or check in Our Voice.

  Health and Personal Insurance

SFWU provides access to the following insurance packages, designed especially for union members: 

UNIMED - quality Health Insurance, run by unions for union members. Phone 09-307-3961 

AIL- Value for money Life Insurance, including no-cost accidental death cover for all SFWU members.
Phone 09-827-9900 or 0800 894 121  (tollfree) or visit the AIL website


IRIS - A Super Scheme developed and run by unions for union members and their families

  • combines affordable retirement savings & low cost life cover

  • low fees and contributions from $1.00 per day

  • Portable continue to save if you change jobs

  • Flexible-you can increase decrease or suspend contributions at any time

  • Contact :Freephone 0800 650 836;or Peter Gosche (09) 622 8360; (021) 633 023

A wage increase is usually top of the list but there's something else we recommend and that is Superannuation. Not just any superannuation but IRIS.

IRIS was established by unions for union members, so it's got to be good for you!

Union Plus Member Benefits

Union Plus is the largest Union member benefits programme in New Zealand. Its vision is to help Union grow their membership by offering genuine and outstanding member benefits. To date, Union Plus has helped thousands of Union members throughout New Zealand save money through excellent advise and discounts on financial services and retail products

For an up to date list of current benefits and special offers available to SFWU members visit the Union Plus website or phone 0800 320 400.

Check the union magazine Our Voice for further information about updates about member benefits


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