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To: ADAM CAIRNS CHIEF EXECUTIVE UHB
STOP HOSPITAL STAFF PAYING £1000'S FINES FOR PARKING AT WORK
Please don't let Indigo Parking take your own staff to court to pay £1000's of pounds for parking at their own place of work when you have always been aware of the lack of staff parking spaces at the UHW site. You have a duty of care to your workers first, many of them working long hours for low wages, your responsibility should be in supporting your staff not the profits of a large mutlinational organisation.
Why is this important?
14 members of University Hospital of Wales Staff are being taken to court for parking at their own workplace. This comes more than 4 years since since the Assembly Government scrapped hospital car parking charges in Wales!
600 more staff will also be targeted to pay fines which start at £30 a ticket but then rise to hundreds of pounds per ticket. Staff are being asked to pay thousands of pounds of costs and charges to Indigo (Vinci) which has a contract with Cardiff and Vale Healthboard to manage parking at their University Hospital Site. However the available number of spaces for staff to park are wholly inadequate and management have been aware of this problem over a number of years. Despite some park and ride options many staff members such as new mums and parents of young children have no choice whether to drive to work or not. Other staff members come to work 90 minutes before they start work to queue for a precious parking space. This situation has been ignored by management for too long and now Indgio are aggressively pursuing staff members for thousands of pounds of historical fines.
Some of these staff members are on low wages but make up the frontline staff at UHW.