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Privatisation


Privatisers hand shareholders millions, but ex-Carillion workers’ jobs are on the brink

Privatisers hand shareholders millions, but ex-Carillion workers’ jobs are on the brink Companies handed public services by successive governments have given increasing amounts of cash to shareholders, a new survey shows.

Marches in Margate and York show there is a mood to resist Tory attacks on NHS

Marches in Margate and York show there is a mood to resist Tory attacks on NHS Around 400 people marched to defend the NHS from privatisation in York on Saturday of last week.

As strikes spread across France - the fight can go much further to stop Macron

As strikes spread across France - the fight can go much further to stop Macron The struggle of rail workers in France has inspired workers in other sections of the economy and students on university campuses. Charlie Kimber argues the fight can go much further

Eurostar workers organise to stop scabbing during French rail strikes

Eurostar workers organise to stop scabbing during French rail strikes Workers in Britain have organised to stop a scabbing attempt by bosses during the French rail strikes. It’s an excellent show of solidarity with a crucial battle—and the best sort of European unity.

Wigan NHS workers take on outsourcing - and the former Labour MP at the heart of it

Wigan NHS workers take on outsourcing - and the former Labour MP at the heart of it Hundreds of low-paid health workers in Wigan are resisting bosses’ attempts to outsource their jobs to a firm run by their former Labour MP.

Support the fight to make privatisation history at the British Museum

Support the fight to make privatisation history at the British Museum Privatised workers at the British Museum are fighting to keep their jobs after the collapse of outsourcing giant Carillion earlier this year.

Newham schools strike to stop the academisers

20 February 2018
 

Parents protest at Barnsley primary school against Academies Enterprise Trust

20 February 2018
A large group of parents turned out to protest against Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) at St Helen’s Primary in Barnsley as the school reopened after half term on Monday.

The history of foreign aid is steeped in imperialism

17 February 2018
Right wingers are using revelations about Oxfam in Haiti for their own ends.

Health workers in north west England resist outsourcing threat to hospitals

13 February 2018
Former Labour MP Neil Turner has brushed aside low-paid hospital workers’ concerns over outsourcing.

Tories’ train crash - rail privateers fail, but are handed more lines

06 February 2018
Rail privatisation was once more exposed as a scam this week. Billionaire Richard Branson quit the East Coast rail franchise—and left us to pick up the bill.

Workers must not pay the price of Carillion collapse

30 January 2018
Thousands of workers for failed outsourcing and construction firm Carillion are anxiously waiting to discover what is happening to their jobs.

The great PFI swindle

20 January 2018
It’s a long way from the partly built 40-mile £750 million Aberdeen bypass, work on which has been routinely delayed, to the £4 billion luxury development in Doha, Qatar.

Carillion crash is the product of a failing system

16 January 2018
Politicians and bosses rushed to denounce failed firm Carillion as the latest in a long list of companies described as the “unacceptable face of capitalism”.

Carillion’s collapse puts thousands of workers’ jobs and pensions at risk

16 January 2018
Carillion was Britain’s second-largest construction company, employing 43,000 people globally.

As Carillion fat cats demand more state cash - stop outsourcing to save jobs

14 January 2018
Bosses at Carillion have got their hands out. They have already taken billions of public money on the outsourcing and privatising gravy train.

Mother of Becky Romero leads protest over her death - and backs 3 Feb NHS demo

13 January 2018
The mother of Becky Romero, a 15 year old who died because of metal health cuts, has slammed underfunding of services as “utterly shameful”. And she called on people to join the demonstration for the NHS on 3 February in London.

Well-supported strike at The Cumberland School in Newham says no to academies

09 January 2018
The first strike at The Cumberland School in Newham, east London, against academisation saw over 50 NEU education union members picketing on Tuesday.

Two deaths after long ambulance waits - Tory cuts are to blame

07 January 2018
At least two people have died this month because of Tory cuts to the NHS.

As campaigners call a national protest for the NHS on 3 February - let’s make it big

05 January 2018
Health campaigners are planning a national demonstration against the Tories’ assault on the NHS. Called by Health Campaigns Together and the People’s Assembly for Saturday 3 February, it could bring tens of thousands onto the streets of London.

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