Amend UEL parking policy for maternity leave staff
At UEL peak hours parking is like GOLD DUST. Its becoming more and more difficult to get a permit. As a working mother I need this facilitiy to start my second job after 5pm (the domestic job). This Gold dust is not being managed properly. (or if it is, what is the system for unused parking spots?) UEL policy allows women on maternity leave to receive full annual leave entitlements, gain salary increments and be in touch about major area restructuring. However she cannot have an opportunity to apply for a parking permit or a space reserved for her. It is highly unfair and against equal opportunities. We request Facilities at UEL to insert, ammend or revise the peak hours parking policy relating to staff who are on maternity leave. 1. They are contacted and asked if a space needs to be reserved by or a mechanism whereby managers contact staff and can request Facilities/Security office to reserve. 2. Facilities/Security office review peak hours parking every semester. Staff go on sabbaitcals and free up space. Facilities/Security should have a system whereby they can have this information and allocate that space to another member of staff 'promptly'. 3. Facilities/Security should work closely with HR and know who has left UEL. Allocate this space to another member.
If peak hours parking is at a premium, then it needs to be managed in an efficient manner.
The signatures on this petition support this and we request Facilities to include the points above in future allocations of peak hours permits.