There has been a bit of a flurry about unions- the perks of being in a union- cheap training and then opposite view being in a union may make you unemployable. (Yes Iam aware of other perks of union- but tbh, I am just looking at discounts offered for training)
Hubby needs to expand his skills to be moe employable. He has hada wee bit of work operating a telehandler in Sydney, but the general response from companies has been that he needs to get a C2 and EPA to get good work.
Now one union the CFMEU, gives great discounts ,AKA, 90% discount if you a member of union.
We are tight of money so that is obviouly tempting. I phoned up the place who said to my husband they woul have wrk for him if he had these certs. I then talked about the discoun tof the union. Woman on the phone was very tactful but informed that they operate two BIG companies and do NOT employ any union members.
So my question is , those of you in unions, and especailly the CFMEU, has it opened ddoors or closed doors for you?