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Parking officers deserve safety at work

Parking officers deserve safety at work

The union representing the Auckland Transport parking officer severely beaten on July 17 says everyone has a right to go about their job without fear for their safety.

The parking officer suffered a fractured rib and a partially punctured lung, and spent several nights in hospital following the assault.

Glenn Barclay, Public Service Association (PSA) Acting National Secretary, said “This assault should never have happened,”

“Parking officers often suffer abuse, verbal and physical, just for doing their job.

“We are working closely with Auckland Transport to constantly improve safety for their workers, and are pleased to engage with them on such an important issue.

“If people have an issue with a ticket, they should follow the process for appeal, not take it out on the hard working people who enforce the rules.

“Nobody should leave their families in the morning without the confidence they will return home unharmed.

“It is our collective national responsibility to keep our streets safe for all who work on them,” said Glenn Barclay.


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