The Trust has announced it intends to impose a system of parking permits and charges. Your stewards main objection to this scheme is the charging of staff for permits and patients and carers for parking. In other hospitals where charges have been introduced they have escalated to several hundreds of pounds from initially low levels.
The current proposed charges are:
Income £15,100 - £28,180 = £15 annual fee
Income £29,043 - £40,964 = £50 annual fee
Income £42,612 - £77,850 = £100 annual fee
Income £81,618+ = £200 annual fee
The Trust hopes to raise over £138,000 a year from staff permits, plus a further £217,094 from pay and display charges (about the chief executives wages) for patients and their visitors.
Unison stewards believe only a strong campaign involving members and the public can halt the charges and ask staff to sign the online petition here, and indicate what additional action they are prepared to take to stop being charged to come to work. We are also asking members to display the poster that can be downloaded from here.