International Conference on New Forms of Privatization Resources and Presentations

Below you will find information relating to the International Conference on New Forms of Privatization sponsored by the Public Services Foundation of Canada and the National Union of Public and General Employees. The conference was held in Ottawa from October 28 to October 31. You will find links to stories about the conference, as well as the presentations made by the invited speakers. 

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Stories

At the bargaining table and in public debate, NUPGE's top priority is now fighting privatization industry and its secret deals

Secrecy and sleaze dominate global 'privatization industry,' international conference on privatization hears

International Conference on New Forms of Privatization kicks off

Speaker Presentations

Dexter Whitfiled, Director, European Services Strategy Unit, Adjunct Association Professor, Australian Workplace Innovation and Social Research Centre, University of Adelaide

Making it Public: Evidence and Action Against Privatization

Joan Jessome, President, Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU/NUPGE)

Nova Scotia’s Outsourcing of SAP Services to IBM

Randy Robinson, Political Economist, Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE)

Running a Public Service like a Business: Ontario’s Ornge Fiasco

Patti Markland, Chair, Developmental Services Sector, Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE)

Passport and the Privatization of Ontario Developmental Services

Andrew McNeill, National Representative, National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE)

Other New Forms of Privatization

Debi Daviau, President, Professional Institute of the Public Service 

Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada video, Better Together

Larry Brown, National Secretary-Treasurer, National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE)

The Privatization Industry at the Provincial Level

Jordana Feist, Senior Research Officer, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Privatization in the Municipal Sector

Cat Hobbs, founder of UK-based We Own It

Public Services Users Bill

Presentation Video

Response to Question

Jane Carter, Labour Economist III, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

Attitudes on Outsourcing

Andy Pedersen, National Representative, National Union of Public and General Employees

Privatization: Framing the Message and Choosing Language

David Vipond, Director of Negotiations and Human Resources, B.C. Government Employees' Union (BCGEU/NUPGE)

A Historical Perspective: Collective Bargaining and Privatization

James Clancy, National President, National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE)

Fighting Privatization at the Bargaining Table and in the Community

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