Why not to privatise…

Residents in Barnet have made this brilliant short animation to explain the risks associated with Barnet council’s plans to go ahead with its massive, and massively unpopular, one-billion pound outsourcing deal.

As many people will know, Barnet residents, bloggers and unions have been fighting the council’s plans to mass privatise council services (a plan called One Barnet). Already, they’ve won a fight to keep the council’s waste and recycling services in house.

Meeting tonight – a “Question Time” in Barnet on the One Barnet outsourcing programme
Tonight (Thursday 8 November at 7pm at the Greek Cypriot Centre, Britannia Road, London N12 9RU) Barnet residents will hold a ‘Question Time’ debate about the proposed One Barnet programme. On the panel will be Barnet resident and chair, Barbara Jacobson, Barnet Conservative Council Leader, Richard Cornelius, Labour Leader, Alison Moore, Lib Dem Leader Jack Cohen and Andy Mudd from the Association for Public Service Excellence.

Many people will know that it’s all hit the fan in a very big way over that mass-outsourcing deal. Council CE Nick Walkley recently resigned – only a couple of months before the mass-privatisation decision was due to be made. Everyone else is fighting – so this evening’s meeting could be a belter.

Top job done there by residents, bloggers and union members who have simply refused to accept that the private sector is entitled to their money and services. Hope they win.

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