Journey Accident Insurance coming for Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink Members
Bulletin 33 – 2016
To: RTBU Sydney Train and NSW TrainLink Members,
As part of the 2014 Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink Enterprise Agreements, the RTBU as part of the Combined Rail Unions negotiated a clause to provide self-funded journey to work insurance. We can now advise that the negotiated deal has now been finalised with Management and the Government for journey cover for just $2.70 per fortnight.
Journey cover protects you by compensating you for injury and disability that may occur during travel from home to work.
While previously this had been a protection for all residents of NSW, recent changes by the Liberal State Government have stripped it away, leaving many workers out in the cold if the worst happens during their commute to work.
Cover will apply from 1 October, for less than the cost of a cup of coffee each fortnight. We have had it confirmed by the ATO they have granted journey cover tax deductability status – meaning you can claim back 60% of the already reasonable costs.
Management will be sending around more information about this new offer.
I would encourage all members to take advantage of this great deal and not opt out, where for just $2.70 per fortnight you can have peace of mind.
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