Frequently Asked Questions
Does this Union cover me?
The Mining and Energy Union Division (QLD) provides services and coverage for members that work in: The Black Coal industry; east-coast Coal Ports; and the Power Generation Industry. If you are unsure of your industry, please contact us on (07) 3839 8588
What is the application wait time?
The District Secretary signs off and then enters the information into the database generally within 2 to 3 days. Depending on payment options selected by the applicant, after the payment is processed and cleared at the bank the applicant becomes financial.
What do I get with my membership?
Industrial representatives to assist on matters relating to employment; Safety and Health representatives to assist members in all aspects of workplace health and safety; District Officials to assist members and lodges with negotiations around workplace agreements, and resolving workplace disputes; National Assistance Fund – $200,000 if the member passes away while at work; access to Union Shopper; Banking; Health Fund and; Mortuary Benefit ($1500.00) and discounted rates for legal matters.
are union fees tax-deductible?
Yes, you can claim your standard union fees as a legitimate tax deduction. If you pay by payroll, the deduction amount will be printed on the payment summary from your employer. The Mining & Energy Union will send your statement to the postal address provided upon membership application. You may also request your statement by email if you have changed your postal address.
Who can help me with a request?
Please call the Union directly on (07) 3839 8588. We will then be able to assist and direct you to the relevant Union Official.
I have a question about Long Service Leave.
For questions related to long service leave, please contact our Mackay office on (07) 4957 2644
How can I contact an Executive team member?
If you want to contact a member of the Executive team directly, or if you have an enquiry for a District Check Inspector, head over to the Contact Us page. There you will find the relevant details for each staff member.
Do you have a Facebook page?
Yes, we have a Facebook page. Find it by clicking this link: facebook.com/MiningEnergyQLD. You can also click the Facebook icon in the top-left hand corner of this page.