Date: 05 April 2012
Aberdeen wins battle against privatisation
Aberdeen City UNISON branch is celebrating after its campaigning
to stop the privitisation of of 'corporate governance' services
The council had been looking at a so-call "alternative delivery
method - ie slling off - for services such as finance, human resources,
customer care, ICT, benefits and regulations. But last night it
voted to keep the services in-house.
Branch secretary Karen Davidson said: "These services will
now remain in house, where committed and dedicated council staff
can provide the best service for the citizens of Aberdeen.
"The branch have campaigned hard for 18 months for this
outcome," she added. "We are sure that the councilors
who voted in favour of in-house staff recognise the excellent
service our members provide."
Aberdeen is the second major Scottish council to reject privatisation
plans for major services after a UNISON campaign, following an
earlier decision by Edinburgh.
halts privatisation plan (19/01/12)