Member Benefits

HWU members can take advantage of our services

What we offer

We provide support, advice & representation through our call centre and our Organisers and Industrial team on:

  • Collective & Individual workplace issues
  • Conditions & entitlements
  • Wages 
  • Contractual issues
  • Terminations & unfair dismissals

The HWU will achieve your collective industrial and workplace objectives:

  • Negotiating awards & EBAs
  • Improving Health & Safety
  • Negotiate better working conditions
  • Pursuing group reclassifications and other issues

Other HWU Benefits 

There’s more to being a HWU member than industrial protection and improved pay and work conditions!
We have arranged a variety of Member Benefits programs that allow you to make significant savings on a range of financial, legal and insurance services. As a member of the HWU you can also save money at supermarkets, shopping centres, service stations, the movies and much more! Please continue reading below for more information about our Member Benefits Programs.

  • Education Scholarship - if you're studying this year, you are eligible to enter a competition for one of the unions education scholarship payments. You will receive a $1,000 payment towards the cost of your course
  • FREE Bereavement benefit (up to $10,000)
  • FREE initial legal advice
  • FREE member rewards booklet
  • FREE indemnity insurance (up to $10 million)

Road Ambulance and treatment for medical and surgical cases (up to $10,000)
Air Ambulance and treatment for medical and surgical cases (up to $12,000)
Full coverage if claimable in Australia
See Terms & Conditions


union assist Victorian Trades Hall Council

UNION ASSIST operate out of Victoria’s Trades Hall.
They provide expert advisors to help members with WorkCover disputes and conciliation.
Union assist work from Melbourne and Bendigo and their contact details are as follows:
Melbourne Telephone: 96396144. Address: Suite 74 Trades Hall 54 Victoria street, Carlton South VIC 3053
Bendigo Telephone: 54415812. Address: Bendigo Trades Hall 40 view street Bendigo VIC 3550


HWU Booklets

HWU Bereavement Benefit Booklet - Download

Free Initial Legal Advice Booklet - Download


ACTU Member Connect

Find out more about ACTU Member Connect

All union members will be able to access the ACTU Member Connect program. Every union member has free access to a great range of services through ACTU Member Connect that can be explored in their web site. They offer benefits including banking, superannuation, insurance, car rental and sales and accessories, movie tickets, wine and much more.


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A message from Diana Asmar

Secretary of the Health Workers Union

Welcome to Union Shopper, a valuable service for HWU members. Union Shopper is your gateway to a range of discounted products and services throughout regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne- all accessible in one convenient location.  Start saving Money today! Go online by pressing the union shopper link on this page and register your details. Registration is quick and easy! If you need assistance or have any difficulties, please call the HWU on (03) 93413300.

Save money with shopping discounts

You can get a range of shopping discounts just by being a member of the Health Workers Union.

As a member of the Health Workers Union you have free access to Union Shopper for discounts on a wide range of goods and services, including health and general insurance, white goods, travel, leisure activities and groceries.

By clicking on the link here you will be directed to the Union Shopper website where you can quickly register and start saving today!

REGISTERED MEMBERS RECEIVE:

  • easy login access to our Members Only area online
  • super-quick service for electrical product purchasing
  • save with all the latest specials and offers from our preferred suppliers
  • ability to conveniently update your profile 24/7
  • option to receive regular free eNewsletters full of fabulous offers 
  • limited-time subscriber-only specials
  • nominate your partner to use Union Shopper too
  • exclusive chances to WIN!
  • And there’s much much more in store.