Someone over at Brockington’s having a proper laugh. You can probably hear them now.
Not only are council staff fearing for their jobs following decisions to cut back services, they’re now being told to pay to park at the place where they work!
What a fucking joke!
From 1 June this year council employees will have to pay to park at Plough Lane, Brockington, Bath Street, and the Shire and Town Halls. A decision that we’re sure will endear Alistair Neill, the new chief exec, to his workers. Is it any wonder Southampton unions were glad to see the back of him!
Neill hopes the parking charge will encourage people to leave the car at home and take greener forms of transport.
Perhaps, Alistair, you could’ve done a deal with a local cycle shop instead and offered discounts to council staff. Bit of an incentive to get a cheap bike, the shop gets increased sales, doesn’t cost the council anything; everyone’s a winner!
As if your average rank-and-file council worker didn’t have enough on their plate already! Now they have to pay for the privilege of bringing a car to work.
We at the Heckler hope that this charge is resisted. Make the bosses spend so much on debt collection agencies that the scheme becomes more hassle than it’s worth.
May we be the first to say: Alistair Neill, fuck off back to Southampton!