Outsourcing must end to restore public services

Privatisation and outsourcing have failed the public and workers

Commenting on a speech by shadow cabinet office minister Rachel Reeves today (Monday) about private contracts in the public sector, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said:

“The Labour Party is right to call for public services to be brought back in-house.

“Privatisation and outsourcing ha​ve been a failure for the public and the ​employees delivering public services.

“​The UK needs a different kind of economy, where ​health, education, police and local services are properly funded, and those who work in them are paid the ​decent wages they deserve.”

Notes to editors:
– UNISON is the UK’s largest union, with more than 1.3 million members providing public services – in education, local government, the NHS, police service and energy. They are employed in both the public and private sectors.

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