For more than 40 years, the MBEA (formerly known as the ACUEA) has provided members with a forum to raise and discuss issues of common concern to our particular industry.
Understanding that a number of issues for members are related to employment relations, the MBEA has a longstanding affiliation with the Australian Federation of Employers & Industries (AFEI).
The AFEI is a prominent and well-regarded employer body, which has supported the interests of employers for many decades.
One of the important roles of the AFEI is as an industrial advocate, representing the interest of employers on matters such as Awards and industrial legislation. Through its affiliation with the AFEI, the Association is able to ensure that there is a mechanism to provide feedback on specific concerns for members.
This is also reflected in the Industrial reports which are provided quarterly to members. These reports are specifically tailored to provide a comprehensive update on the recent developments that will impact on employers in the Mutual Banking Industry.
Available with no charge for members:
The following services are available to members of the Association through its affiliation with the AFEI:
AFEI Legal is a boutique law firm providing workplace legal services to employers. AFEI Legal is affiliated with AFEI and serves both AFEI members, MBEA members and non-members.
AFEI Legal fees are very competitive. As a benefit of AFEI membership, fees are discounted for members.
Contact AFEI Legal if your business has need of legal assistance with any of the following:
AFEI Legal can be contacted on 02 8088 4999 or PO Box A2222, Sydney South NSW 1235.
As a valued Member of MBEA the AFEI Hotline would be available to you and is a major element of your subscription.
What is the AFEI Hotline: The Hotline is a member only service to provide specific employer advice on employment issues in your workplace.
Why use the Hotline: Do you have a question on wage rates, awards, complying with employment regulations, WHS/OHS, workers’ compensation, EEO, bullying, compliance or other workplace matters?
Received demands from the Fair Work Ombudsman or an employee’s union or solicitor about a work related matter?
Been notified by the Fair Work Commission that a former employee is claiming their dismissal or redundancy is harsh, unreasonable or unfair?
AFEI’s experienced Hotline experts assist MBEA members resolve problems without the need to consult with an external advisor or solicitor – saving thousands in fees and costs.
Remembers – use of the AFEI Hotline is at no additional cost to you – it is a pre-paid feature of your MBEA subscription.
Other assistance provided by the AFEI Hotline includes:
The AFEI Hotline allows MBEA members unlimited contact with their expert Advisers.
Call them on: (02) 9264 2000 to receive telephone advice.
Hotline Advisers can also arrange for MBEA members to receive written advice, representation and other consulting services provided by AFEI consultants as well as legal advice provided by the solicitors in the AFEI Legal team at special discounted MBEA rates.
The MBEA is an industry association that is registered under the Industrial Relations Act 1991 as an Industrial Organisation of Employers.
The Association was established more than 40 years ago, in 1974, initially to assist in developing a uniform scale of salaries and conditions throughout the Credit Union sector.
The Association has an affiliation with the Australian Federation of Employers & Industries (AFEI), which was previously known as Employers First and prior to that as the Employers Federation.
The AFEI has over 100 years of experience in working with employers and is unique in having an expert focus on all aspects of employment law and human resources management.
This affiliation provides members of the Association with a number of excellent services, such as Award information and a Workplace Hotline service.
The many services available through the affiliation with the AFEI are outlined in more detail under the Membership tab.