Privatisation demeans, damages and destroys. Privatisation was never a necessity, nor will it ever be. The toxic mix of privatisation and austerity was a political choice, but there is an alternative to this wanton profiteering.
Privatisation failed in the 80s, again in the 90s and it’s still failing today
Picket lines mark the start of seven days of action against plans to transfer members to a wholly owned subsidiary private company
Grayling’s botched reforms have finally been abandoned
Time to return services to public control
Responding to the transfer of more than 700 staff at Chesterfield Royal Hospital Trust to a new private arm’s-length company this week
UNISON calls for probation to be brought back into public sector as a reunified and locally run service
Smooth handover now needed and assurances about jobs after privatisation failure
Firm’s collapse another example of catastrophic failures of privatisation
NAO report shows failures of privatised probation contracts
‘Our members deserve equality in terms and conditions’ declares union
Higher education conference agrees a raft of campaigns to defend university workers and the sector
It is simply horrific. It’s unlikely that such a distressing situation would have happened had the service remained in-house.
Under a Labour government the NHS and the dedicated people that work for it would at long last receive the proper investment and respect they deserve.