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Posts by John Burgess

Barnet council to hand regulation to the private sector… Remember the horsemeat scandal?

20 May 2013: Today, Barnet council staff were told that Capita Symonds is the preferred bidder to deliver a range of regulatory services to Barnet residents and businesses - the latest step in the council's plan to mass-privatise services.
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One Barnet - worst fears about outsourcing are being realised

10 Mar 2013: Barnet Unison branch secretary John Burgess on the effects of outsourcing in Barnet as jobs are cut and low-paid careworkers bear the brunt of privatisation ideology.
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Debates on issues like food regulation rage: Barnet privatises regulatory services

19 Feb 2013: More from the fight against privatisation in Barnet - and a petition to stop the outsourcing of regulatory services.
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100 reasons why Barnet council’s mass-outsourcing plan is high risk

14 Sep 2012: Barnet residents, bloggers and union members list failed privatisation deals and proposals around the country.
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