Health Trade Unions welcome the announcement regarding the extension of the removal of car parking charges for health workers.

This is especially welcome in light of the ongoing efforts and time spent by staff in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

In welcoming this move, Trade Unions believe this must be the time to reconsider the approach to staff parking charges in its entirety.

Workers providing such important care and service should not incur additional expenses when attending their place of work and therefore we call on the employers and the Minister to engage with Trade Unions with the aim of agreeing a meaningful solution to this issue going forward.

Anne Speed
Lead Joint Secretary
Rita Devlin
Interim Joint Secretary
Maria Morgan
Joint Secretary
Kevin McAdam
Trade Union Chairperson