May 2014 | National Union of Public and General Employees

May 2014

Problems with public-private partnerships not enough to stop some politicians from promising more

The Ontario Auditor General has also found figures were manipulated to make P3s appear cheaper than traditional procurement. For the Union Station – Pearson rail link, the consulting firm that designed the matrix for evaluating whether a P3 would be cheaper profited from the decision to use a P3.

Robin Hood Tax storms ahead in Europe

Advocates for the financial transaction tax (FTT) see this as a great step forward.  However, while there is now a political agreement for the 10 countries to proceed, campaigners see that there is a lot of work still needed to translate this into Robin Hood tax spending to protect jobs, boost employment and improve and save lives in poorer parts of the world.