Workers are well aware that management cannot be trusted. Threats on pay, pensions and redundancies still remain and must be responded to by a determined campaign to organise all Fujitsu workers in the coming weeks.
Responding to the news of Bank of Scotland (Ireland)'s decision to close its Halifax outlets with the resulting loss of 750 jobs Socialist Party MEP Joe Higgins commented.
The Socialist can reveal plans by the Assembly to privatise public services leading to billions of taxpayers money being given away to private companies, cuts to services and attacks on workers rights and conditions.
By Owen McCracken
In its first 10 years of existence, the Assembly has handed over a staggering £1.3 billion of Public Private Partnership (PPP) contracts to private companies. If the Assembly gets its way the role of PPP in Northern Ireland is set to grow significantly, with Professor Allyson Pollock of the Centre for International Health Policy predicting a massive future bill in excess of £10 billion after contracts currently in the pipeline are signed. Since this February alone, more than £90 million has been spent on outsourcing contracts, mostly to private consultancy firms - a massive waste of public funds. (See below).
ONLY A deluded fool would expect benevolence from New Labour. The country’s firefighters are already familiar with the lengths that New Labour ministers will go to, in order to attack their trade union and bleed the workers under the guise of modernisation.
But FBU members are shocked and angered at the latest move by the Department of Communities and Local Government (CLG) to rob sick and injured firefighters of their pensions.