Privatisation

Quality public services are the foundation of democratic societies and successful economies. They ensure that everyone has equal access to vital services, including as health care, education, electricity, clean water and sanitation. When these services are privatised, maximizing corporate profits replaces the public interest as the driving force. Privatisation is a dangerous trend that must be reversed.

Public meeting on neoliberalism and healthcare in South Asia

22 September 2016

The healthcare sector in South Asian countries has seen significant restructuring with an increase in private sector participation in provisioning. The discussion will explore the linkages between neoliberal reforms and informalisation of employment; explore the trends in employment patterns in Nepal, India and Sri Lanka; as well as look into some of the trade union responses to this growing phenomenon.

Join the Global PPPs E-List

15 September 2016

The objective of this global PPPs e-list, instigated by Jubilee Debt Campaign UK, is to strengthen collective global civil society activity to tackle the threat to public services and public finances posed by the rise of PPPs.

Workers in Ghana stand against private control of electricity sector

25 August 2016

Public utility workers have decided to do a partial sit down strike to protest against the ceding of control of the Electricity Company of Ghana to the private sector in a 25-year contract.

US Justice Department decision to close privatized prisons marks turning tide in privatization debate

19 August 2016

In an historic move, and on the back of years of work by public sector unions and civil society allies, the United States Department of Justice announced on 18 August their intention to close all private prisons under contract to the DOJ.

It’s About Time – Federal Government to End Use of For-Profit Prison Operators

19 August 2016

PSI affiliate AFSCME applauds the Justice Department’s decision to end the use of private, for-profit firms to run America’s federal prisons.

Federal Correctional Officers in the US Praise DOJ Decision to End Use of Private Prisons

19 August 2016

PSI affiliate American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) hails announcement as move towards safe, responsible incarceration policy.

People's Inquiry Into Privatisation Launches

18 August 2016

The impact on ordinary Australians of privatising essential public assets and services will be examined in a People’s Inquiry launched by Public Services International; hearings will start in Newcastle on 5 September and conclude in Canberra on 27 October.