“With Social Impact Bonds, if a project fails, charitable donations will go to a company that made $7.9 billion in 2012,” said James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
“B.C.’s public liquor stores have a long history of responsible retailing and continue to sell most of the beer, wine and liquor sold in our province today. This is also an important source of provincial revenue to fund public services,” says BCGEU President Darryl Walker. “If the government is determined to move to a store-within-a-store model, these should be public stores with trained, experienced staff.”
“The privatization of food services in corrections will be a net loss for the public, staff and inmates." - Bob Bymoen, SGEU President.
Using a P3 will cost the Québec public at least $1 billion more than if the hospital had been built using traditional procurement.
Albertans will be left to pick up the tab again, warns health-care union.
Serco and G4S are both being investigated for corruption by the British Serious Fraud Office. Serco operates privatized services in Canada such as passenger and baggage screening at airports, parolee electronic monitoring systems, driver testing, life insurance agent certification as well as security guard/private investigator accreditation services.
American P3 highway troubles may cost Texans plenty.
“All too often there is a seamy side to privatization,” said James Clancy, National President of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE).
“There is nothing convenient about having almost 200 government liquor stores closed on Sunday when almost all other retailers are open. That makes no sense. The public stores offer the best selection and the lowest prices.” - Darryl Walker, BCGEU President.
"Be creative, be outspoken, be daring. Your voice is powerful. Your stories are moving. People need to hear them because they will make a difference." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.