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TGWU to offer licence compensation

17th April 1997, Page 6
17th April 1997
Page 6
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III Up to 22,UUO Transport and General Workers Union members could soon be entitled to £7,000 compensation if they lose their occupational driving licences due to an accident or medical disqualification—and all it will cost them is 30p a week.

The union is in final negotiations with insurance companies over an extension to its current

20p-a-week distress scheme that will give drivers up to a £7,000 lump sum if medical problems force them to stop driving. It expects to implement the scheme across the country in June. "This is very important to us," says T&G national officer HGV transport Ron Webb. "We're underwriting it."

The T&G is calling the total 50p-a-week scheme the Driver Disability Benefit Package; it believes it will benefit drivers who fail the tough new European Union eyesight standards.

Exact details of what it will cover are still being finalised, but the scheme will exclude over-65s, and ill-health caused by drink, drugs, HIV, pregnancy or self-inflicted injury.

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