DO YOU PAY FOR STAFF PARKING AT A SHOPPING CENTRE?
JOIN OUR CAMPAIGN FOR FREE AND SAFE PARKING.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, most shopping centres stopped charging staff to park at work due to a change in policy. We applaud this decision as it was the right thing to do.
The SDA – the union for retail and fast food workers – has been campaigning for free and safe parking for years, and we believe parking should be free for staff permanently.
Why is this important?
Most paid parking schemes have a free period of 2-3 hours, and then charge for every hour thereafter. This means that almost no customers pay for parking, in recent media quotes from Westfield themselves they have stated “90 per cent of customers completing their visit within the standard two hour free parking period”. So we can only assume that the millions of dollars of revenue that Westfield accumulates is from the staff that work there themselves.
This year retail and fast food workers have been working on the front line as essential workers to feed Australians and they have been already been hit with a FWC decision to delay their payrise and a further cut to penalty rates at the same time.
Full-time workers in shopping centres have to pay thousands of dollars a year just to park – this is a further tax they can’t afford and don’t deserve.
Sign the SDA’s petition to #MakeItFree!