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Privatization

February 4, 2014

“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.”

January 15, 2014

“The privatization of food services in corrections will be a net loss for the public, staff and inmates." - Bob Bymoen, SGEU President.

December 19, 2013

Using a P3 will cost the Québec public at least $1 billion more than if the hospital had been built using traditional procurement. 

December 12, 2013

Albertans will be left to pick up the tab again, warns health-care union.

December 6, 2013

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.

November 21, 2013

American P3 highway troubles may cost Texans plenty.

October 30, 2013

“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.

October 8, 2013

"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.

September 24, 2013

Government of Saskatchewan reviews huge range of health care services, considering privatization.

September 23, 2013

MGEU/NUPGE support UFCW members in fight over contracting out services at personal care homes.