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Privatisation


London councils are losing millions from Tory Right to Buy

22 January 2019
London councils are paying over £22 million a year to rent back homes they were forced to sell under the Tories’ Right to Buy scheme.

The Carillion collapse and capital

15 January 2019
Carillion, a former giant firm in construction, outsourcing and privatisation, went bust one year ago. It was one of the go-to firms to get rid of public services, first with New Labour and now with the Tories.

The tiny group controlling England’s water industry

07 January 2019
Privatisation has handed just 20 investors over two thirds of England’s water and sewerage supply—and it’s time we took it back, says Charlie Kimber

Workers on company boards won't stop business as usual for the fat cats

03 January 2019
Outsourcing giant Capita has announced it will appoint workers to its board

Interserve—a privatisation nightmare

11 December 2018
School meals, home care, window cleaning, road works and hospital security—these are just some of the services that stand on the brink of further chaos.

New anti-academies fights launched as Village School celebrates step forward

04 December 2018
Workers and parents at The Village School in Brent, west London, were celebrating after a plan to turn the school into an academy was halted.

Upbeat strike at The John Roan school says no to academies

07 November 2018
Workers at The John Roan school in Greenwich, south east London, struck on Wednesday. The NEU union members are fighting a plan to turn the school into a privately-run academy.

Winter flu vaccine crisis looms after years of Tory budget cuts and selloffs in NHS

25 October 2018
An east London GP has warned that elderly people could die this winter because of flu vaccine shortages.

Bolton strikers take on the outsourcing health bosses

15 October 2018
A walkout by hundreds of outsourced workers in Greater Manchester could help to push back the influence of private companies across the health service, argues Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Bolton strikers demand same pay as other NHS workers in fight against privatisers

11 October 2018
More than 200 outsourced health workers took to the picket lines on Thursday morning

Attacks on working conditions at Royal Mail

09 October 2018
Royal Mail postal workers lost out on hundreds of pounds due to privatisation last week—and now top bosses want to give them another kicking.

Fujitsu privatisation failure could cost the NHS a fortune

02 October 2018
The health service could soon be forced to pay £400 million to a multinational

Reports round-up - cleaners in London score two more wins against outsourcing

02 October 2018
Cleaners at two London universities have been brought in house by management.

Train lines are in chaos—but Tory Chris Grayling wants more privatisation

20 September 2018
The chaos of rail privatisation has been laid bare

Big support for bus pickets in Nottingham and Derbyshire

11 September 2018
Bus workers in Nottingham and Derbyshire struck on Monday of this week against a below-inflation 2.5 percent “poverty pay” offer.

More battles over the new form of health privatisation

04 September 2018
The Unison union is calling on the Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS trust to halt its plans to hand hundreds of NHS staff over to a wholly-owned subsidiary company.

Privatisation scam at the London Fire Brigade let bosses cream off millions

28 August 2018
Three top privatisation bosses ripped off millions of pounds of money in scams involving the London Fire Brigade (LFB), a report has revealed.

There’s more nastiness to G4S than Birmingham prison mess

27 August 2018
After inspectors found that inmates were living in appalling conditions in a privately?run prison, Tomáš Tengely-Evans investigates those responsible

Prison offers no solutions - whether run privately or run by the state

21 August 2018
The chief inspector of prisons has forced ministers into taking Birmingham jail back under state control.

Health workers celebrate a win over privatisation at Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust

21 August 2018
Hundreds of health workers at Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust were celebrating last week after bosses dumped plans to outsource their jobs.

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