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22 August 2018
Birmingham Prison has become the latest in a long line of catastrophic failures of privatisation
15 November 2017
End assaults on inmates: Thousands of young people have been harmed while being 'restrained' by officers in secure facilities
5 April 2017
On 31 March campaigners internationally, spearheaded by the CWI, demanded justice for former Total/G4S workers in Yemen. As the Socialist (see issue 941) has previously reported, these giant corporations have washed their hands of responsibility for their former workers' unpaid wages and compensation.
22 March 2017
The war in Yemen has not only destroyed the lives of civilians but created a landscape where multinational corporations can more easily behave like gangsters in robbing their workers. This includes the French energy giant Total and British security company G4S.
15 February 2017
Recently, around 100 workers demonstrated in front of the parliament buildings in Yemen, demanding unpaid wages and justice for murdered colleagues
2 November 2016
There was a lively picket line of ambulance workers outside St George's hospital in Tooting, south London on 1 November. The GMB members are in dispute with their employer G4S (who run the outsourced service) because their pay and conditions are now inferior to other NHS workers.
24 August 2016
The Tories have handed the contract for the government's Equality Advisory and Support Service discrimination helpline to notorious privatisers G4S.
15 June 2016
Individual abusers must be dealt with. But recent incidents also show systemic failures that the increasingly under-resourced and privatised criminal justice system is incapable of addressing.
27 January 2016
Refugees and asylum seekers in Middlesbrough, Teesside, have been experiencing daily abuse and attack. Their homes were marked out with red-painted doors. Meanwhile in Cardiff, a private housing firm has been marking the asylum seekers it accommodates with compulsory red wristbands.
15 July 2015
As people live longer, more and more are likely to need care services when they get older, writes Jean Thorpe, Nottingham Socialist Party.
24 September 2014
The Socialist (issue 782) previously reported on a campaign to stop Rushey Mead in Leicester becoming an academy
16 April 2014
Cash cow: Asylum seeker deportee Jimmy Mubenga died in the custody of G4S security guards; armed forces personnel had to be drafted in to secure the London Olympic Games after G4S failed to provide enough stewards...
26 March 2014
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has announced that, nearly four years after the death of Jimmy Mubenga, three guards will now face manslaughter charges, writes Becci Heagney.
27 November 2013
Secretary of State Chris Grayling's plans to privatise large parts of the criminal justice system suffered a severe blow last week with the announcement that three prisons in South Yorkshire set for private takeover will now remain in public hands, writes Chas Berry, Kent branch chair, National Association of Probation Officers (Napo).
17 July 2013
The privatisation of public services has been a major disaster for the victims of this lust for profits
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