The National Union Advantage Program (NUAP) is a non-profit trust created for the benefit of everyone affiliated with NUPGE through our member unions. It has two purposes, each based on the principle of strength in numbers:
Membership services: making a variety of services (such as insurance, credit cards, legal services and mortgages) available at reduced rates and prices.
Collective purchasing: offering substantial savings to participating components and locals by negotiating the best rates available for equipment, telephones and courier service.
With 390,000 members nationally, and large blocks of members in many provinces, NUAP has the ability to negotiate many advantages for members that reach beyond our collective agreements. Here are some of the areas where we have already developed programs:
Benefits for members and families:
CARCOST CANADA Auto Savings Program
Looking for a new car? Want the best price? Use the CARCOST CANADA Auto Savings Program to negotiate the best deals out there. As a NUPGE member, you will receive 3 free reports that will provide you with:
- instant wholesale pricing
- unadvertised hidden rebates
- national factory incentives
You will also have access to a hand-selected dealer network and discounts to car-related services like Esso, Krown Rust Control, Discount Car and Truck Rental, CARSTAR Collison & Glass Centre Centre, OK Tire, and LeaseBusters Inc. whether or not you take advantage of the pricing reports!
If you need additional reports, you will be able to access 10 more reports at a discounted rate of $29.95 specially negotiated for NUPGE members.
Before you walk into a dealership, make sure you have all the information you need to make the best deal possible. With CARCOST CANADA Auto Savings Program, you can do that!
Home and Auto Insurance
You have access to the benefits of a Home-Auto Insurance Plan through Johnson Incorporated. The Johnson Preferred Service Plan provides members with many FREE, special advantages:
- monthly bank deduction with no interest or service charges
- many premium discounts
- a personal, direct-dial service supervisor
- 24-hour service, 7 days-a-week
Call today for a no-obligation quotation, 1-800-563-0677 or visit us online.
New Mobile app! And now, you can add the Johnson iphone app to your mobile device to make reporting an accident easier! With the new application, customers will have access to one-touch claims dialing, the ability to capture incident photos and other important information, home and auto safety tips and videos and a GPS enabled service locater to help locate the nearest Johnson Inc. office.
The application can be downloaded from the Johnson Inc. website.
Because you shouldn’t have to worry during your trip, NUAP, in partnership with Johnson Inc., offers NUPGE members MEDOC® Travel Insurance.
- comprehensive year-round travel insurance coverage
- access to coverage regardless of age or health status
- $4,000 Trip Cancellation, Interruption and Delay Insurance included per insured per trip
- and much more.
For more information or to take advantage of this offer, visit our website or call 1-866-606-3362.
Benefits for participating unions
NUAP has also been asked as a non-profit trust to set up national accounts as requested by participating unions to negotiate the best rates available for a variety of services, such as:
- office supplies/equipment
- postal courier service
- long distance telephone
NUAP has been able to reduce the operating costs of NUPGE and participating unions by coordinating the purchase of services and products on a collective basis. This "group purchasing power" has resulted in unions saving tens of thousands of dollars over the past two years.
Toll-free talkback line: 1 877 533-NUAP / 1 877 533-6827
We welcome your comments and suggestions about existing NUAP programs and any new programs you feel would be of benefit to you and your family. Please leave messages on our toll-free talkback line or write to us at NUAP@nupge.ca.
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 390,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE