Tag: privatisation

Waterfront & Ulster Hall Workers Fight Privatisation

As of 3rd August, workers at both the Waterfront Hall and Ulster Hall have commenced industrial action to keep both venues within Belfast City Council. The action is supported by the three trade unions – NIPSA, Unite and SIPTU – who represent the overwhelming majority of workers at the two venues. Facilities […]

Full Executive agreement on privatising our NHS

The recent “pause” of the referral system that allows public money to be given to private health firms has exposed the increasing offensive by the private sector into our NHS. The only complaint by MLAs wasn’t that millions of pounds of taxpayer’s money is drained out of the public purse […]

WARNING: No to privatisation of leisure centres

A major review of the entire leisure estate of Belfast city council has proposed 3 options: setting up a Not For Profit organisation or ‘social enterprise’ to take over the running of all leisure centres; outright privatisation or retaining everything in-house. Councillors decided late in 2013 to commission Deloitte to […]

Bus drivers launch campaign against privatisation

By Donal O’Cofaigh, A report summarising the findings of an Inquiry held by the Department for Regional Development Ministerial Scrutiny Committee into Public Transport in Northern Ireland was recently leaked to a variety of sources including the BBC and identified plans to break up and privatise bus services across Northern […]