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Some Miss Out On Mesothelioma Compensation

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

GMB Welcomes Mesothelioma Victims Compensation Scheme While Continuing To Fight For Those Who Have Missed Out

GMB is greatly disappointment that those victims and their families who received 80% of the compensation since July 2014 will not be getting the missing 20%. And those victims who from February 2010, when the original consultation began, will receive nothing from this scheme.

John McClean, GMB National Health & Safety Officer said, “GMB welcomes today’s announcement from Lord Freud on the decision to increase Mesothelioma victims compensation from an average of 80% to 100% as this is in line with GMB policy.

However, GMB is greatly disappointment that those victims and their families who received 80% of the compensation since July 2014 will not be getting the missing 20%. And those victims who from February 2010, when the original consultation began, will receive nothing from this scheme.

The government while announcing how successful the scheme has been continues to ignore suffering victims and their families in a purely unjust and arbitrary manner and GMB will continue to campaign on those who have been excluded or only partially compensated, from the scheme.”

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Contact: John McClean GMB National Heal & Safety Officer on 07710 631329 or Dan Shears, GMB National Health & Safety Officer on 07918 767781 or GMB Press Office on 07974 251823 or 07921 289880.

 

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