Commenting on the suspension of parking fees by councils and NHS trusts for health and social care workers during the coronavirus pandemic, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said today (Thursday):
“Free parking will make a huge difference to the thousands of staff whose work is so critical to the pandemic response.
“Cutting out the worry about cost and time restrictions for parking is one pressure less as our members work around the clock to fight this deadly virus. They can travel safely without risking infection on reduced public transport services.
“This support from local councils and health trusts, in response to UNISON’s call for free parking, is important recognition that so many staff are going above and beyond to save lives.”