Privatization | National Union of Public and General Employees

Privatization

August 21, 2014

Report recommending the privatization of beer and wine sales would not serve the best interests of the people of Ontario.

August 8, 2014

Instead of acknowledging the flaws in the privatization schemes, Social Impact Bond supporters are proposing governments provide incentives or guarantees to encourage people to invest in them. In other words, subsidize privatization schemes.

July 3, 2014

“Having the person who increased the deficit by cutting corporate taxes suggest we solve the problem he created by privatizing more public services makes the strategy privatization proponents are following unbelievably obvious.” — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.

June 23, 2014

If the Alberta government had used a traditional procurement process in the first place, the 19 new schools would have been built already. Instead, students will spend an extra year in overcrowded schools.

June 18, 2014

"We need to speak up before SLGA stores are sold and an important source of public revenue disappears forever," says SGEU/NUPGE. 

June 12, 2014

 "If cancelling a privatization deal in Britain for one of their small town hospitals saves $122 million, we can only imagine how much money the more than 200 P3 privatization deals are costing Canadians."

June 11, 2014

“They say the devil is in the details, and that’s certainly been the case with the details kept secret in many of the privatization deals that Canadians have had to endure,” says James Clancy, NUPGE National President.

June 5, 2014

Toronto (05 June 2014) — Hiring private companies to deliver public services and finance infrastructure projects is costing Ontarians more and delivering less, says a new short film from the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUGPE).

New documentary shows "epic fail" of privatization

May 27, 2014

Incoming Newfoundland Premier Frank Coleman is picking a fight with public sector workers as he moves to privatize publicly operated liquor stores.