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Labour still digging for details of ABM proposal

Last month the council convened a special meeting to discuss whether they would enter into any privatisation arrangements with the facilities management firm MITIE, as was widely anticipated. The council voted against privatisation of...

Public Meeting about privatisation of services 13 December 2011

Local campaigners from East Edinburgh and Leith will be holding a public meeting on Tuesday 13 December 2011 at Meadowbank Arts Complex at 7pm to discuss Council proposals to privatise certain public services. Councillors...

City Officials under fire

Senior Edinburgh city officials came under fire yesterday from all sides.  Plans to outsource Edinburgh’s environmental services to private firm Enterprise, appeared to be scuppered by the SNP group, a coalition partner, at the...

Alternative Business Model will be decided on next month

At the City of Edinburgh Council meeting on Thursday councillors deferred the decision on the future of Environment services until the next Council meeting due to be held on Thursday 24 November.The officer proposal...

Council to Vote on £1bn Privatisation plans next week

by Alyson Macdonald On Thursday 27 October 2011 The City of Edinburgh Council will take a crucial vote to decide whether to privatise £1 billion worth of services. Waste and recycling, council tax collection, parks, building...

Council plans shock East Edinburgh residents

A group of Edinburgh residents from Willowbrae and Northfield met yesterday to consider the planned privatisation of council services in Edinburgh.  They decided at the meeting to invite their local councillors to come and explain...


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