Member's an update on our campaign to stop hospital car parking charges. 

The NIPSA Health Panel view these charges as a pay cut for our members, as in the discharge of their duties they have to pay to be in work.

On the 29 October 2020 the Health Minister announced that free car parking will again be reinstated for all HSC staff up until 31 March 2021. NIPSA very much welcomes this decision as it recognises the significant effort that our members across the NI health Service have made for us all during the Covid Pandemic.

However, we will continue to campaign to have these charges removed permanently, in line with the decision taken in Scotland and Wales. We will also continue to have discussions with the other Health Unions about this issue.

Maria Morgan
Assistant Secretary