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From: The Socialist issue 913, 24 August 2016: Kick out the Blairites

Search site for keywords: G4s - Discrimination - Prisons - Children - Racism - Police - Prison - Privatised - Olympics - Palestine - State - Israel - Human rights - Asylum - Deportation - Military

Would you call G4S for help over discrimination?

G4S

G4S   (Click to enlarge)

The Tories have handed the contract for the government's Equality Advisory and Support Service discrimination helpline to notorious privatisers G4S. Sue Powell takes a look at the outsourcers' record...

Imagine the job description.

The Equality Advisory and Support Service helps people facing human rights issues or dis-crimination on the grounds of disability, race, gender and other forms of discrimination.

For example, supporting people denied housing or made redundant due to race, sexual orientation, age or disability. We seek a trustworthy, supportive and understanding manager to run our helpline at a time when hate crime is increasing.

And now, the successful applicant's CV...

G4S

Meanwhile, in Israel-Palestine, helped the Israeli state run several detention centres for Palestinians, and provided police HQ with security equipment. The Guardian reported that Cell 36 at al-Jalameh prison holds children.

Cashed in on Canada's asylum crackdown.

Part of the UK Olympics security fiasco.

Investigated by the UK's Serious Fraud Office and criticised in parliament for charging for electronic tags on released and deceased offenders.

Found to use disciplinary techniques in our prisons including tipping a pregnant woman's wheelchair while holding her feet.

Accused of torturing South African prisoners.

Our police control room made bogus 999 calls to hit targets.

Our patient transport service in Kent left a dialysis patient stranded for hours.

Skills - Corner-cutting, over-charging, under-training, worker exploitation, negligence, racism, brutality.
Referees - UK government (estimated £4 billion of contracts by 2012), other governments looking to privatise anything all over the planet





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