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Anti-privatisation

Issue No. 1723

Anti-privatisation

CAMDEN COUNCIL in north London has been forced into a massive retreat over its threat to privatise caretaking services. This is the result of a big campaign which has united tenants and council workers.

Tenants organised a barrage of letters to the local paper and two large public meetings. The campaign threatened to expose which councillors were for privatisation by a naming and shaming poster campaign in their own wards. This caused a huge row in the Labour group which gave confidence to caretakers in UNISON to hold a mass meeting of 130 workers and talk about industrial action.

Last week the council announced that there will be no privatisation of caretaking, and it is putting an extra �250,000 into the service, creating 16 new posts.


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Sat 18 Nov 2000, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1723
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