Privatisation—A Load of Rubbish

An Audit Scotland report has revealed the Council are considering privatising its refuse collection service.  This would mean yet more attacks on workers’ wages and conditions.

But would it reduce costs for the Council? Maybe to start with, but private companies have a habit of winning contracts with a lower bid, then putting up the price once they have their foot in the door and the Council depends on them.

The private companies like Viridor who already have recycling and waste disposal contracts with the Council charged a whopping £700,000 extra last financial year. (Ev News 29.9.09)

Fighting privatisation is important—but obviously Council control is nothing great. The Muckraker says: Give all bosses the boot