It is disappointing that Unison would threaten patient care by balloting for strike action.
It is untrue and unfair to say that staff concerns were not listened to in the process of developing our car parking policy. Unison and others made a submission in our 2005 consultation and their concerns, and those of others, helped trigger a review of proposed car parking charges earlier this year.
Our primary objective is to ensure that patients, visitors and staff who need a car to carry out vital NHS duties can park at our hospitals when they need to. As an employer we have no obligation to offer all staff free parking without any constriction.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is fully complying with national Scottish guidance to NHS Boards on car parking charges and we are doing nothing different from other NHS organisations faced with the same problems on their busy hospital sites.
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