SERVICES FOR UNIONS

In addition to providing discounts and savings to individual members, Union Savings offer programs and services designed specifically for unions and locals.

Small Business Banking Services - BMO

Union Savings has partnered with BMO Financial Group to offer a wide range of financial products and services to assist in your union’s day-to-day operations. Regardless of the size of your union, we can help meet all of your banking needs. Whether it’s solutions to make your payments and collections more efficient or our corporate card programs to help manage expenses, we’re focused on one thing – your unions’ financial success. We have several solutions to meet your unique needs.

  • Corporate Card solutions which offer MasterCard® global acceptance.
  • Electronic Funds Transfer: Send funds electronically to any financial institution in Canada.
  • WirePayments: Send wire payments anywhere in the world securely, quickly and easily.
  • BMO DepositEdge™: Deposit cheques 24/7 from your office without making trips to the bank through our secure cheque scanning solution.
  • PAYD Pro™: Give your members more ways to pay dues on the go by using a smartphone or tablet.
  • PowerSwitch allows you to easily transfer an unlimited number of your existing pre-authorized debit and/or credits that are transacted from any financial institution.

Whatever your financial needs, BMO Financial Group is here to help. If you’d like a BMO commercial account manager to contact you directly, email Jeremy Salter at jsalter@unionsavings.ca or call 647.285.1179.

Online Education - VUBIZ

Unions and locals can provide unlimited access to over 230 online courses for members through Vubiz’s E-Learning Program.

These courses cover a wide variety of topics including:

  • Microsoft Office
  • Health and Safety
  • Personal Development
  • Financial Basics
  • Business Skills
  • and more!

The cost of the program is only $0.75 per member per year. For example, if your local has 1000 members the cost is $750 to access the program for 12 months. As an added benefit, family members can access the program as well at no additional cost.

Course are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provide a certificate upon successful completion.

Contact Jeremy Salter, Executive Director, at jsalter@unionsavings.ca or 647-285-1179 to register your union or local.

Sponsorship Opportunities - RBC Insurance

As the preferred Union Savings home and auto insurance provider, RBC Insurance is interested in discussing sponsorship and partnership opportunities at union organized events, conventions, tournaments, and meetings.

If you would like to find out more about how RBC Insurance could provide support at your next union gathering, please contact Jeremy Salter, Executive Director, at jsalter@unionsavings.ca or 647-285-1179.

*Subject to approval by RBC Insurance

Lunch and Learns - Knowledge First Financial

Knowledge First Financial understands what it takes to ensure the future success of your children. As a benefit to Union Savings affiliated unions, Knowledge First Financial is proud to provide lunch and learn events for your members to learn more about RESPs and how government grants and the recently launched Canada Child Benefit program can maximize your savings. Lunch and learn sessions are provided at no cost to the union, and can be booked across Canada.

To learn more about this great opportunity and to book your free Knowledge First lunch and learn session, please contact Jeremy Salter, Executive Director, at jsalter@unionsavings.ca or 647-285-1179.

*Subject to approval by Knowledge First Financial

Mail Out Subsidies - ACE Life

The Union Savings Enhanced Critical Illness and Accident Insurance programs underwritten by ACE INA Life Insurance (a Chubb company) are an easy and affordable way to protect your members and their families if the unexpected were to suddenly happen. To help ensure that your members are aware of these important services, ACE Life would like to partner with your union to subsidize the cost of your next mail out. In return for the insertion of a small information slip ACE Life will contribute five cents per mail out.

To take advantage of this offer and reduce your union’s expenses on your next mail out, please contact Jeremy Salter, Executive Director, at jsalter@unionsavings.ca or 647-285-1179.

*Subject to approval by Chubb

Commercial Insurance Program - BFL

Properly placed insurance coverage is important for the day-to-day operations of all unions regardless of size. Whether your local operates a large union hall or a small office space, utilizes commercial vehicles or runs special events it is essential that you have the right coverage at the right cost.

In response to requests from several of our affiliates, we are pleased to announce that we have negotiated a preferred national commercial insurance program. Affiliates can now gain access to preferred rates and customized commercial insurance solutions to cover the specific risk and exposures your local faces. These solutions include:

  1. Commercial Property
  2. Commercial General Liability
  3. Commercial Automobile
  4. Directors and Officers Liability
  5. Professional Liability
  6. Special Event Liability
  7. Cyber & Privacy Liability

If your insurance isn’t up for renewal, we would be more than happy to arrange a free, no commitment gap analysis and audit of your current policy to ensure you are getting the coverage you need.

To take advantage of this offer please contact Jeremy Salter, Executive Director, at jsalter@unionsavings.ca or 647-285-1179.