Posted on 15-4-2013
The ETU now provides Journey Cover Insurance for all financial members in NSW and the ACT.
This means that you are covered by ETU insurance if you are injured or have an accident travelling to or from work.
The union introduced Journey Cover Insurance in February after savage cuts to workers compensation left members exposed.
Last year the O’Farrell Government abolished journey cover for most NSW workers.
That is why the ETU has stepped up. We must ensure our members are protected from potentially catastrophic health and financial damage. We are now one of just a few unions to offer journey cover to all financial members as an automatic right at no extra cost.
Any member injured while travelling to or from work after 11 February 2013 is now covered and the benefits are generous.
Eligible injured members will receive 100 percent of wages up to $2,000 per week for the period they are unable to work due to injury.
Cover is available starting 14 days after the accident or injury.
To make a claim contact the ETU. The union will give you a claim number. for further details about this new benefit visit our Industrial Support Pages.