The government plans to sell off Royal Mail, in what will be the largest privatisation since British Gas 26 years ago.
Sussex University branches of the University and College Union (UCU) and Unite have both returned large majorities for strikes against outsourcing in indicative ballots.
In a late-night session on 24 April, Lords voted through secondary legislation that will drive forward NHS privatisation.
The government plans to privatise 70% of the entire national probation service by 2015, leaving just “high-risk offender management” to public probation trusts.
Assemble Finchley Central tube for march to Friern Barnet Community Library
A march against Barnet Council's 'One Barnet' programme that seeks to outsourcing the bulk of council services, probably to Capita. Organised by Barnet Alliance for Public Services, barnetalliance.org. Follow @BarnetAlliance, hashtag #BarnetSpring
Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London WC2A 2LL
Show solidarity with disabled Barnet resident Maria Nash who is challenging Barnet Council's 'One Barnet' programme, its plan to outsource most of its services. Vigil supported by DPAC and Barnet Alliance for Public Services (barnetalliance.org). Follow @BarnetAlliance, hashtag #OneBarnet
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Private companies are being given access to ever greater swathes of public services, buying the right to run for profit what ought to be socially provided to meet human need.
On Thursday 6 December around 50 Barnet residents took over a committee room in Hendon Town Hall for an hour, and ran an impromptu residents’ forum.
Greece’s government is trying to pass a law to bypass the need for parliament to approve each privatisation.