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Friday, 13 July 2012

Outsourcing is a dead end of low pay & casualisation

The G4S Olympics security debacle, is the latest in a long list of fundamental service failures caused by outsourcing, writes Natalie Bennet in the New Statesman: 'The outsourcing of hospital cleaners contributed to a rise in hospital-acquired infections and super-bugs. Multiple government IT projects have gone seriously and expensively off the rails. Then there’s the still unfolding scandal of the ruinously expensive PFI scheme for hospitals (and other public institutions such as schools) which has just claimed its first victim, with the South London Healthcare NHS Trust going into administration. And railways and the Tube, and call centres…. the list goes on and on'