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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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).
IRIS-GMK is a KiwiSaver scheme for union members and their spouses, children and parents.
Everyone who joins KiwiSaver gets a one-off $1,000 grant from the government. Yes, even newborn babies and people who are not working.
The government will match what you put into KiwiSaver, up to a maximum of $521.43 per year. Sorry, not for under 18s.
Your employer is required to put in 2% of your salary or wage, if you put in at least 2% yourself. Not for under 18s.
Join or transfer to IRIS-GMK and we'll give you a one-off $20 fee rebate after you have been with us for six months. (Available to union members and their spouses, children and parents.)
You can join Kiwisaver if you are aged between 0 and 65; you are a New Zealand citizen or entitled to live in New Zealand permanently; and you live in New Zealand.
DON'T MISS OUT ON KIWISAVER BENEFITS. HERE'S HOW TO JOIN link to http://irisgmk.org.nz/Pages/Content.aspx?pid=8
United Credit Union - Financial services, not for profit and owned by it's members
Phone 0800 800 143
WHY JOIN UNITED CREDIT UNION?
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:
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.
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.
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
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 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