First They Came For The Bins…

Privatisation threat to Leeds bin service:

REFUSE collection services in Leeds could be privatised unless bin crews agree to major changes in the way they work.

Council bosses have started talks with trade unions over changes they say are needed to make the service more efficient and cost effective…

Council chiefs say that current collection costs must be reduced and run as efficiently as possible so that funding can be reinvested in new services.

According to the council, both in-house and independent reviews have identified where significant savings could be made.

Neil Derrick of the GMB says:

“The interests of Leeds citizens and the city council are both served best if the service is provided in-house, in a modern and professional way with proper investment having been put in by the local authority.

“We don’t think the people of Leeds would support the service being provided by the private sector.”

Tiberius doesn’t think so either.

Published in: on April 20, 2009 at 9:38 pm  Leave a Comment  
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