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Member Discounts & Offers

The Countdown Discount Card offers both Regional and National discounts on 

shopping, special offers for home & family, leisure savings, travel & hotel deals, plus a helping hand with motoring. Contact the Branch to get your New Countdown Card and Savings book.

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Motor, Home, Travel and Pet Insurance

Competitive rates for Home, Travel, Car and Pet Insurance from UIA for CWU members, retired members and their families

  • Home Insurance: 15% on-line discount. Additional 5% discount by combining contents and buildings insurance. Spread the cost over 10 months with UIA’s free monthly instalment plan.

  • Travel Insurance: 5% on-line discount. Single trip or annual multi trip cover available. Standard and Premier cover options are available plus no upper age limit on single trip and cover for medical conditions available. Golf clubs and ski cover also available. Discounts for families and children under 4 are insured for free.

  • Car Insurance: Comprehensive, third party fire and theft or third party only cover. Flexible payment options and free European Union cover for up to 90 days. Inclusive cover for union business.

  • Pet Insurance: Competitive cover for cats and dogs. Range of cover levels available from bronze to gold. Includes cover for ongoing conditions.

As a mutual insurer, UIA reinvests any surplus in order to keep premiums low. Our underlying principles mean that members can be sure of a consistently fair and honest approach.

CWU is an Introducer Appointed Representative of UIA (Insurance) Ltd. and UIA (Insurance Services) Ltd. UIA Travel and Car Insurance are arranged and administered by Heath Lambert Ltd. UIA Pet Insurance is arranged and administered by Thornside Pet Healthcare Insurance, which is a trading name of BDML Connect. Thornside Pet Healthcare Insurance is underwritten by Amtrust International. All these companies are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (

Quarterly Prize draw with UIA (Insurance) Ltd

The UIA quarterly prize draw begins on the 1st April 2012 and will run until 30th June 2012.  It is free to enter and one lucky person will win £500 worth of cash!  All the details of the competition and information about how to enter can be found on their website at

Simpson Millar can offer discounted rates to CWU members and their families on various services eg: conveyancing, wills and family law, financial advice, road assist scheme (off duty) etc. for further details and information can be found on their website at

BHSF Save money on your everyday healthcare, such as dental treatment, optical bills, therapies and many more benefits. With cover starting from as little as £5.00 per month, click here to see how you can start benefiting from a health cash plan today!

Or for further information and an application form call: 0121 629 1299 e-mail: (quote CWU).

The Open University Members of the CWU and who are new to studying with the OU can obtain a 10% discount on Level 1 courses that carry 30 and 60 credit points.

What discount am I entitled to?

10% on any single level 1, 30 or 60 point course. 3 x 10 point courses cannot be substituted for a 30 point course. 

You will not be eligible for the discount if you have already passed a course of 20 points or more, or are currently studying with the OU. 

You will need to prove your CWU membership by providing a copy of your CWU membership card with the OU course registration documents.
No retrospective claims are allowed. 

Please quote fee code - UL (unionlearn) Terms and conditions apply, please ask the OU

Visit OU Courses & qualifications HERE

CWU CASH BACK Click HERE to SAVE hundreds of £’s with the NEW CWU Cashback website! 

Earn cashback when you shop online with leading online retailers. Buy the same goods from the same retailers at the same price. But as a member of the CWU Cashback you will receive a percentage of the purchase as ‘cashback’

For the latest CWU Member Discounts Click Here