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Horsham District Council staff to lose free parking perk
6:30pm Thursday 8th August 2013 in News
Public sector workers will be stripped of free parking as part of changes to their terms and conditions.
Horsham District Council has come to agreement with its employees and unions to implement a package of revised terms and conditions.
The local authority said changes were needed to “address inequalities” and due to the increasing financial pressure.
Among the changes will be the ending of the council’s lease car scheme.
It will be replaced by a car user scheme for those who need a vehicle to undertake their duties.
Everyone else will have to pay a parking charge.
The local authority added that the redundancy terms for employees have been reduced from a maximum of 104 weeks to a maximum of 66 weeks, dependent on age and service.
Councillor Claire Vickers, chairman of the council’s personnel committee, said: “All councils are going through a time when there is huge pressure on finances and a need to streamline processes to be as efficient as possible.
“The council has pledged to maintain strong engagement with its employees and look at a variety of well-being initiatives to support its employees.”
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