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Ground-breaking initiative to promote responsible public procurement

Since the end of 2016, local government officers and members of the CFDT Interco 33 trade union branch at the Bordeaux Metropolitan Region Local Authority [1] have been working on a detailed and comprehensive analysis of the social and environmental impact of public procurement with the aim of promoting sustainability and contributing directly to the attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Source: PSI

Notre meilleur moyen de défense : S'opposer à la privatisation à la table de négociations

Le présent guide donne un aperçu des questions liées à la privatisation, à la sous-traitance et au rapatriement des services à l’interne auxquelles les membres du SCFP sont confrontés. Il contient aussi des exemples de libellé provenant de diverses conventions collectives qui seront utiles pour les comités de négociation, les conseils de négociation et les conseillers syndicaux. La privatisation des emplois et des services a des conséquences négatives sur les membres du syndicat et leur communauté. En effet, le niveau de vie des travailleurs diminue et de bons emplois disparaissent. Notre meilleur moyen de défense contre la privatisation est la convention collective que nous négocions.

Source: Syndicat canadien de la fonction publique

Our Best Line of Defence: Taking on privatization at the bargaining table

This guide gives an overview of the privatization, contracting out and contracting in issues CUPE members face – along with sample collective agreement language for local bargaining committees, bargaining councils and staff representatives. Privatizing jobs and services hurts members and the community, as workers’ living standards decline and well-paying jobs disappear. Our first line of defence against privatization is our union contract, negotiated through collective bargaining.

Source: Canadian Union of Public Employees

Privatisation : PPP, OIS, DMPS et quoi encore ?

La privatisation porte plusieurs noms. Le présent guide démystifie le vocabulaire derrière lequel se cachent ses promoteurs, pour vous permettre de voir ce qui est réellement en jeu pour nos services publics. Il énumère aussi les principaux partisans de la privatisation et les processus qu'utilisent les gouvernements et les employeurs pour préparer son arrivée.

Source: Syndicat canadien de la fonction publique

Privatization: P3, SIB, ASD….huh?!

Privatization has many names. This guide cuts through the language that privatization promoters hide behind, to show what’s really at stake for our public services. It also lists some of the key privatization pushers, as well as the processes that governments and employers use to pave the way for privatization.

Source: Canadian Union of Public Employees

Back in house: Why local governments are bringing services home

This new report from the Columbia Institute is about the emerging trend of remunicipalization. As part of our ongoing work to promote the value of publicly-delivered services, the Canadian Union of Public Employees helped fund the production of Back in house. The report examines the Canadian environment for local governments, shares 15 Canadian case studies about returning services, follows-up and reports back on two earlier studies promoting contracted out services, provides a scan of international findings, and shares some best practices and governance checkpoints for bringing services back in house. Many of the local governments examined employ CUPE members.

Source: Canadian Union of Public Employees

UK Probation services to be renationalised

The supervision of all offenders will be undertaken by the state in a major renationalisation of the probation sector. Only five years after introducing a widely derided programme of privatisation. Following years of damning criticism from MPs, inspectorates and former probation officers, the justice secretary, David Gauke, has decided to bring all offender management under the National Probation Service (NPS) by spring 2021. He said the private sector would still play a part in the provision of services, with £280m worth of contracts for rehabilitation services such as the provision of unpaid work and accredited programmes. But the core function of the service – supervising and managing about 250,000 offenders in the community – will once again be publicly provided.

Source: the Guardian

The Union of Tunisian University Teachers and Researchers has staged a sit-in to protest the freezing of wages of striking teachers

The Union of Tunisian University Teachers and Researchers (IJABA) has staged a sit-in in front of the Ministry of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research to protest the freezing of wages of striking teachers. Najmeddine Jaouida, General Coordinator of the union, called on MEPs not to adopt a bill which would promote investment in the private education sector. He felt that this law would provide for a definitive break with the public university and lead the way to an anarchic privatization of universities.

Source: La Presse de Tunisie

Privatization hurts students!

The community in Ocean County, New Jersey has rallied behind educational support personnel. The Ocean County Council of Education Associations says “Let's let the Lacey Board of Education know we stand together in support of the ESP's. Privatization hurts students!”

Source: Twitter

An opposition to privatisation of Group ADP

Paris airports operator Groupe ADP is awaiting a vote to allow the government to reduce its 50.6% airport stake in the coming months as part of wider economic reforms. Lawmakers have formed up in opposition to privatisation as the question of a referendum is put on the table.

Source: YouTube