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Extend NHS coronavirus compensation scheme to all public transport workers

Submitted by Bryony Littlefair on Wednesday 8th July 2020

Published on Monday 28th September 2020

Current status: Open

Open until: Sunday 28th March 2021

Current Signatures: 15
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Compensation ~ compensation scheme ~ Covid ~ Covid-19 ~ Essential ~ Extend ~ Get Back ~ Government ~ Honour ~ It ~ NHS ~ plan ~ Staff ~ The Government ~ Victoria

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Extend NHS coronavirus compensation scheme to all public transport workers

Petition Details

The government should guarantee compensation for public transport workers who don't receive a death-in-service benefit from their employer / receive one that's under £60,000.

This should be extended to those whose loved ones have already died (54 as of 24th June) & put in place for future deaths.

Additional Information

Through the pandemic, public transport staff have helped millions of people make essential journeys, in variable conditions & sometimes without PPE.

The government's only plan to honour them is a memorial at Victoria. This would symbolically recognise their contribution, but our public transport workers deserve more.

Financial compensation can't make up for loss of a loved one, but it can help with housing or childcare costs as families get back on their feet.


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