Our team provides the services and advice you need to get ahead in your profession and build an amazing career.
Joining a union isn’t just about having someone in your corner when you need help. LGEA also offers members opportunities for professional development, as well as a wide range of services and benefits. Here are just a few reasons why you should Join Now:
- Personal advice and assistance
If there’s a problem at work, the LGEA is there. Members rely on us for support, advice and representation whenever job security or conditions are threatened by restructuring, redundancy, job re-evaluation or performance allegations.
- Your industry voice
The LGEA is your voice in negotiations with government and key industry parties on the issues that matter most to you as a local government professional.
- Campaigning your conditions
The LGEA fights for your legal rights and your work conditions. Our team of skilled negotiators work hard to protect and enhance your entitlements under the Local Government Award.
- Maximise your pay
The LGEA conducts an industry specific Salary Survey every two years which provides the most detailed analysis of rates of pay for professionals in NSW Local Government. Only members receive this information for free. The information in the survey helps you to evaluate job offers, or to discuss your next pay increase with your current employer.
- Legal Defence Fund
Professionals face an increasing risk of legal action. In response, LGEA has established a Legal Defence Fund for members facing criminal prosecution under environmental and OHS laws.
- Journey Insurance
In 2012, the NSW government made changes to the Workers Compensation legislation which removed coverage for injuries incurred by employees on their trips to and from work. The LGEA’s free Journey Insurance coverage for members fills the gap and provides extensive benefits should you be unfortunate enough to be injured on the way to or from work.
- Wills Service
In partnership with Carroll & O’Dea lawyers, the LGEA now provides members with the opportunity to get their personal estates in order through our Wills Service. The LGEA also provides a mortality benefit of $4,000 to the immediate next-of-kin of a deceased member. This benefit is to assist the member’s loved ones meet funeral expenses which are often unexpected and unplanned.
- Careers Advice
The LGEA Careers Service provides members with access to Career Transition Assistance including resume reviews, interview training and personal brand coaching. Members are also able to access one-on-one consultations and advice on a range of topics to help advance their careers and build their professional reputations.
- Professional Registration
The LGEA supports the introduction of a registration scheme for engineers across NSW, as we believe that it is part of the solution to getting engineering professionals the recognition and reward they deserve. LGEA members are now able to obtain registration under the Professionals Australia Registered Professional Engineers program (RPEng) at minimal cost. Find out more at professionalsaustralia.org.au/RPEng
- Professionals Australia benefits
When you join the LGEA, you also join Professionals Australia, with all the benefits of belonging to an Association of more than 25,000 professional members across Australia. Plus your subscription is 100% tax deductible.