Skip to content
Political

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

Health Services Union < 1 mins read

MEDIA ALERT

 

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

More from this category

  • Community, Political
  • 19/04/2024
  • 14:00
Flying Elephant Media contact@flyingelephant.com.au; Media contact 0413 050 922;

Australia Stands for Peace

Australia Stands for Peace Australia erupts into demonstrations and violence about an overseas war, on our Opera House steps, at the Christmas Carols in…

  • Contains:
  • Political
  • 19/04/2024
  • 08:00
Homelessness Australia

Young renters falling behind as rent rises outstrip income support increases

Young renters who receive income support in Brisbane and Perth are doing it tougher now than they were a year ago, despite receiving income support increases in the 2023 Budget, with other young renters grappling with a rental affordability crisis that has barely improved. A new Homelessness Australia analysis cross referencing youth income support against the cost of rentals has prompted urgent calls for increases to income support to tackle the crisis. In its submission to the forthcoming Commonwealth Budget, Homelessness Australia calls for Youth Allowance and other benefits to be increased to the aged pension rate of $80 a…

  • Agriculture Farming Rural, Political
  • 18/04/2024
  • 15:40
Farmers for Climate Action

Farmers welcome bipartisan support for pollution reduction

Thursday, 18 April 2024 Farmers for Climate Action, representing 8200 farmers across Australia, has warmly welcomed bipartisan support for strong emissions reduction policies in Queensland. Bipartisan support for strong climate policies is a key goal of our organisation. Following the announcement by the Queensland LNP Opposition yesterday that it will not oppose the Government’s emissions reduction targets, Queensland farmers and businesses now have certainty, CEO Natalie Collard said. “Bipartisan support for strong emissions targets gives certainty to farmers, businesses and investors,” Ms Collard said. “Climate change is already hurting farmers, driving up the costs of insurance as more drought, fires…

Media Outreach made fast, easy, simple.

Feature your press release on Medianet's News Hub every time you distribute with Medianet. Pay per release or save with a subscription.