The following has been reproduced from RMT news a monthly magazine available to all members.
WORKING FOR YOU
RMT membership helps you at work and saves you money
RMT has developed a number of benefits to save members money. This includes negotiating access to savings and special offers from approved partners.
The union has a dedicated team of selected officers and local reps to serve your interests negotiating on issues of pay and working conditions. They work to negotiate the best terms for you.
The union has a political fund to run campaigns and provide a political voice to benefit members’ interests in the workplace. RMT has a very active parliamentary group which raises issues of concern for members at Westminster.
Personal injury claims cover if you suffer an accident in work or outside work. RMT underwrites settlements that would not be provided by no-win, no-fee companies. Call 08457 125 495
Members who have suffered an industrial disease will receive fre legal support to make a claim. Such claims are underwritten by the union and members will not have any deduction from their settlement unlike claims run by no-win, no-fee companies. Call 08457 125 495
Should a member find themselves unfairly dismissed, discriminated against or have any claim which has reasonable prospects of success at an Employment Tribunal, RMT will provide legal representation and pay the fee. Even if the union is advised that the claim is unlikely to succeed, members who make a claim are eligible to receive free legal advice.
Payable to any member who retires over the age of 60 or aged 55 if retired through redundancy or resettlement, ill health retirement is also payable; proof of this must be sent with application for retirement benefit.
TAX AND WILL PREPARATION
The union can provide a personal taxation service and will preparation service.
Payable to any member who is experiencing loss of wages through being permanently demoted or downgraded as a result of illness or injury. Payment of £300 provided that member reports this to branch secretary within 12 weeks.
The beneficiaries of this fund would be any child of a member or spouse if the member dies in service or if a members’ spouse dies and the member has responsibility of the children. Benefit is paid while a child is in full-time education up until the age of 22. Payment is made quarterly and the rate is 312.00 per week for children up to the age of 16, then £12.75 per week from 16 to 22.
RMT CREDIT UNION
Accessible savings and loans from RMT’s Credit union. www.rmt.org.uk/about/credit-union
ONLINE SHOPPING DISCOUNTS
Shop online with RMTrewards.com and earn cashback savings from hundreds of retailers, like B&Q, Argos and Tesco. It’s FREE £10 Welcome Bonus in your online account (Terms and conditions apply) www.rmtrewards.com
If you drive a company vehicle as part of your job you can join the RMT fines pool for £7.00 per year. The Fines Pool will reimburse members for any speeding fines, related court costs and lost time to attend a court hearing. www.rmt.org.uk/member-benefits/fines-pool
A death Grant of £600 is payable to the nearest relative or legal representative if a member dies through any cause prior to retirement.
CASHBACK PREPAID CARD
Fancy cashback on your everyday shopping? Use your RMT Prepaid Plus Cashback card at over 50 partner retailers, including Sainsbury’s ASDA and Boots, and earn unlimited cashback! It’s different to a credit or debit card – you can only spend what you load so there’s less chance of getting carried away. www.rmtprepaid.com
FREE £5000 ACCIDENTAL DEATH COVER
As a benefit of your RMT membership you can register for £5000 Free Accidental Death Cover. Cover is for UK residents aged 18-69. 12 months fee cover. Annually renewable and always FREE. The cover is underwritten by Advent Insurance PCC Ltd – UIB Cell. www.rmtprotect.com
Get a £50 Love2Shop Reward when you buy a UIA Home & Contents insurance online. www.uia.co.uk/rmt
Risk Free car Purchasing for RMT members www.rmtCAR.co.uk
HEALTH CASH PLAN
For a small monthly premium you can claim cash-back on dental, optical and therapy treatments. Visit www.bhsf.co.uk