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'Unfair': NHS nurses furious at decision to bring back 'unaffordable' parking charges

Life & Style'Unfair': NHS nurses furious at decision to bring back 'unaffordable' parking charges


Responding to the news at the time, Rachel Harrison, national officer for the GMB union, said: “Charging the NHS staff who’ve risked their lives during the pandemic to park at work is a sick joke.”

The Conservative Party’s 2019 manifesto promised to make parking free for those in greatest need including “disabled people, frequent outpatient attenders and staff working night shifts”.

The Department of Health and Social Care said that the broader policy was temporary and had been introduced “for the duration of the pandemic”.

UHB said the decision had been taken following the Government’s announcement and it was “actively working on a range of options, to best support staff to get to and from work”. 



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