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MEDIA ALERT: Rolling strikes as Concord Hospital workers lash penny pinching on parking

Health Services Union < 1 mins read



Rolling four hour strikes will hit Concord Hospital from 11am today, as furious hospital workers walk off the job over an extortionate increase to parking fees that will cost workers up to $2,600 a year.


The Union will hold a doorstop interview at Concord Hospital’s main entrance at 11:15am today.


Concord Hospital staff parking has been free since the Covid-19 pandemic but from February workers with parking permits will be charged $27.20 per week. This will cost them about $1,300 a year if they park five days a week, 48 weeks a year.


Staff who do not have a parking permit because they are still on a years-long waitlist to get one will be charged $11 a day, costing them about $2,600 a year.


Before Covid-19, parking was $12 a week for workers with permits, meaning fees are more than doubling from only a few years ago.

HSU members are calling on the hospital to not increase fees above the pre-Covid rate.

Media contact: Nick Lucchinelli 0422 229 032

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