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The private sector does a lot of things well. What it doesn’t do well is finance and deliver public services.

There are consequences when we hand management of water and sewage systems, roads and bridges, and hospital services and recreation facilities over to private, for-profit companies.

We lose control over those resources, we sacrifice transparency and often wind up paying much more. 

If you're concerned about contracting out in your workplace, we can help you understand how privatization works and how to fight it.

You can also contact the Anti-Privatization Coordinator to help Keep it Public!

Here are some resources that can help you in your fight against privatization.

July 3, 2015

White Rock airs private plans for garbage collection

WHITE ROCK – City Council’s soliciting for private solid waste collection has local CUPE municipal workers and residents concerned.  Among the options being touted by Council are moving the collection for single-family dwellings from the current public service to private for-profit collection. What was thought by many to be a public forum on the issue scheduled for late in the day June 30 (just before Canada Day) turned out to be more like mini-trade show -  without chairs, microphones ...

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