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Privateers survive by state subsidies

27 October 2017

The Carillion construction and outsourcing giant is not alone in crisis. Other major privatisation and outsourcing companies – Mitie, Interserve Capita – now also face a perilous situation of their own making,

Carillion on the brink

16 October 2017

Carillion, a British company running construction and facilities management services across the globe, posted a £1.5 billion loss in the first half of 2017. This has been followed by a retreat from outsourced and private contracting across the Middle East, North America and Britain.

Camden wardens break through 'living wage' barrier

20 October 2015

Traffic wardens working for outsourcing company NSL in Camden, north London, have agreed a settlement which breaks through the ceiling of the “London living wage” and avoids the need for further strike action.

Victory for Sheffield electricians

22 December 2014

Unite electricians based at Amey Council Work depot Olive Grove Sheffield have settled their dispute, winning a 3.7 per cent pay rise, reports Sheffield Trades Council.

Wardens at the crossroads

Nothing contributes more to demoralisation than a badly planned, deliberately misleading and directionless dispute. The NSL Unison members are going to have to do some hard thinking about those who have treated them like cannon fodder.

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