AIBU parking.

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Evilwater Thu 06-Mar-14 20:22:00

I am a member of staff at my hospital, they are putting up the charge for parking 105% as a starting place. Of course my wages have not gone up.

The car park, is not maintained, has horrible lighting, there is pot holes and the gravel area is pretty much mud. The ONLY thing that has been added is a new barrier. They do not check the permits, when I tried to update my details. They told me not to worry about it!

AIBU to shout about the petition to stop this?

Fairenuff Thu 06-Mar-14 20:23:39

Sorry, what was your AIBU?

Evilwater Thu 06-Mar-14 20:24:56

To tell everyone I meet, to sign this
http://www.petitions24.com/signatures/derriford_hospital_car_parking/start/410

Evilwater Thu 06-Mar-14 20:25:37
ShatnersBassoon Thu 06-Mar-14 20:29:23

Any other transport options?

Evilwater Thu 06-Mar-14 20:29:29

So angry angry

Fairenuff Thu 06-Mar-14 20:31:14

What are you against, the fact that it's gone up or the fact that you can't renew your permit?

Do you have any parking rights in your contact that go with the job? If not, I don't think you have a case.

Evilwater Thu 06-Mar-14 20:31:57

Well it's fine if your a 9-5.
I my shift starts at 0730 in the morning, and I finish at 20:00. I also use 'their' nursery as I am a single parent. It opens at 07:00 so I can get to work on time.

Evilwater Thu 06-Mar-14 20:34:25

I'm against both, as I will be given a space far away from the hospital and I can't really afford the new charge, but it's cheaper than the bus.

No parking in the contract, I'm NHS. I'm a part time band 2, and a single mum with a child of 16 months.

I don't think that's a particularly early start or late finish - lots of people work those hours and have to pay for parking. Can you park nearby and walk in? I think there should be more hospital parking for patients, and night shift workers.

Evilwater Thu 06-Mar-14 20:41:20

No I can't, it's all permit parking for residents. It would be nice to lose the extra weight.

tripecity Thu 06-Mar-14 20:43:48

I've signed your petition. The car parking charges fuck me RIGHT off and I only have to go to a hospital every few weeks (long term condition), rather than every day; I think I would explode if I had to pay every day

Best of luck OP, come on people, sign the petition, it only takes a minute

Evilwater Thu 06-Mar-14 20:45:19

Thank you, it thought I was BU.

Boggler Thu 06-Mar-14 20:45:50

I'd be very wary of starting a petition against your employer - they will not be impressed. If you're afforded by this approach your union rep and get it on the agenda.

Evilwater Thu 06-Mar-14 20:46:56

The union started this petition.

Boggler Thu 06-Mar-14 20:47:11

Afforded?? Should be aggrieved.

Boggler Thu 06-Mar-14 20:48:19

Sorry I misunderstood I thought you'd taken it on yourself to create a petition. I say carry on and fight fight all the way grin

Janethegirl Thu 06-Mar-14 20:50:30

I've signed it too.

Fairenuff Thu 06-Mar-14 20:50:55

You have no actual 'right' to park on the land though OP, so it's really a 'perk' that is offered by your employer. They can charge what they like.

YANBU to be unhappy about it but I don't see how a petition will change anything. If everyone boycotted the car park and no-one used it, they might re-think the charges but as it stands it's supply and demand. People want parking space. They will pay for it.

As you say, it's still cheaper than using the bus.

Evilwater Thu 06-Mar-14 20:51:07

I wish I had the balls to start one, grin
Ok, sign up and show your support for all those Drs and nurses, and all the other staff that save lives.

Evilwater Thu 06-Mar-14 20:53:13

Some of the land belongs to the council.

Fairenuff Thu 06-Mar-14 20:54:07

Is it the council charging for parking, or the medical authority?

Evilwater Thu 06-Mar-14 20:56:57

Well the Hospital is renting the land they sold, confused the company (Vinci) they have a contract with told us "no rise in charges for 5 years". So 14 months later.........105% raise at least.

Evilwater Thu 06-Mar-14 21:38:33

grin grin
500 names so far!
Thanks everyone please keep adding your names if you have not done so.

Janethegirl Thu 06-Mar-14 21:54:28

I'm lucky because although I work for the NHS I have found a safe off-site place to park and it's free and very convenient, so you have my full support in what you're doing.

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