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Conservancy workers protest against privatization

Conservancy workers have staged a march against the privatization of Chennai conservancy operations. “Many women conservancy workers have been injured at work while sweeping arterial roads such as Sardar Patel Road. The compensation for such workers have also not been provided by the private conservancy operator, the protesters charged. Some workers who have lost their life because of road traffic accidents caused during sweeping work at night have also not received compensation. ‘Privatization may be good for the corporation as the civic body may save money. But many workers are losing their lives and livelihood. They do not have a voice,’ said a worker.”

The City of Bradford is hiring the for-profit company 3GS to enforce municipal rules

The City of Bradford is hiring the for-profit company 3GS to enforce municipal rules on “litterbugs and even those caught spitting in public.” But the idea of privatizing the service has met with concern from some, including the local Bradford District Chamber of Trade. “Val Summerscales, secretary of the Chamber of Trade, said: ‘We would obviously welcome any attempt at improving the city centre. We don’t like to see litter in the city centre, we don’t like to see people spitting and we don’t like anti-social behavior. ‘But it begs the question why it’s deemed that the existing council workers are not able to deal with that, and why a private company is being brought in.’ Mrs. Summerscales said she wanted to know whether any council wardens would lose their jobs. She also said it would be crucial, if they didn’t want to put people off visiting the city centre, that the company struck the right balance by targeting persistent litter-louts rather than punishing people making innocent mistakes. She said: ‘We want to see them being effective, but not if they are going to be really bombastic about it and issue fines where fines are not necessary, just to fund the organization they work for.’”

Source: Bradford Telegraph and Argus

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30 años de neoliberalismo en Chile: la privatización de los servicios públicos

Realizado por la ISP en alianza con la Fundación NodoXXI, la publicación demuestra cómo la pandemia ha dejado al descubierto el error de años de privatizaciones, desmantelamiento y desfinanciación de los servicios públicos en uno de los países donde el neoliberalismo más ha avanzado en la región, y donde ha posibilitado la subordinación de la vida social a las exigencias del mercado.

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Webinar: “30 años de privatizaciones en Chile"

Las oficinas regional interamericana y del Cono Sur de la Internacional de Servicios Públicos (ISP) realizaron el martes 23 de junio, en el marco del Día Mundial de los Servicios Públicos de Calidad, el webinar “30 años de privatizaciones en Chile: el laboratorio neoliberal de América Latina y su impacto sobre los servicios públicos en tiempos de COVID". En esta ocasión, se lanzó el estudio “30 años de neoliberalismo en Chile: la privatización de los servicios públicos”, realizado por la ISP en alianza con la Fundación NodoXXI. La publicación releva cómo la pandemia ha dejado al descubierto el error de años de privatizaciones, desmantelamiento y desfinanciación de los servicios públicos en uno de los países donde el neoliberalismo más ha avanzado en la región, y donde ha posibilitado la subordinación de la vida social a las exigencias del mercado.