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NHS Parking: Media misses the point

Posted Dec 29 2009 12:00am

NHS Parking: Media misses the point

The BBC and mainstream media seems pretty interested in the government's talk of making parking fees fairer at UK hospitals. In my opinion it has long been to expect patients and relatives to pay inflated parking fees for various essential hospital visits.
The most outrageous thing that has gone on the last few years has not been these fees for patients and relatives, it has been the introduction of huge fees for staff to park where they work. Virtually every single trust I know now charges staff fees to park at their place of work. This is an absolute scandal. Not only has pay been going up at rates well below inflation but staff are essentially having their pay cut with these despicable parking fees. I wonder which other companies charge their employees such large lumps of their pay for the of parking at work? Which other employers treat their employees which such utter contempt and disdain?

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