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Cardiff hospital nurses lose car parking charge court case


I read about a nurse who had an £80 parking fine because she couldn't leave work due to a patient going into cardiopulmonary arrest. The question should be - why are hospital staff being forced to pay for parking in the first place? Do teachers pay to park? Firemen/women? Police? No. As usual, we have lain down and accepted the imposition of parking charges without a murmur. We pay for the privilege of working. I appreciate many people in other job roles pay to park, however, the generally have a choice between car and public transport, given that many people do not work the unsocial hours we do. When buses stop, we still need to get to and from work and are therefore forced into paying. It is a tax on labour, imposed by scrupulous hospitals, wanting their pound of flesh. I suggest if every nurse, Dr, cleaner, kitchen worker etc in every hospital in the country refused to pay, they would have to think again.

Posted date

24 July, 2017

Posted time

4:17 pm