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Carillion Enters Liquidation

Monday, January 15, 2018

 

GMB REACTS TO CARILLION ENTERING LIQUIDATION

What’s happening with Carillion yet again shows the perils of allowing privatisation to run rampant in our schools, our hospitals and our prisons says union.

GMB, Britain's general union, has responded to the news Carillion has entered liquidation after last ditch talks with creditors failed. [1]

Rehana Azam, GMB National Secretary, said:

"The fact such a massive government contractor like Carillion has been allowed to go into administration shows the complete failure of a system that has put our public services in the grip of shady profit making contractors.

"The priority now for the Government and administrators is making sure kids in schools still get fed to day - and our members still have jobs and pensions.

"There is no place for private companies who answer to shareholders, not patients, parents and service users in our public services.

"What’s happening with Carillion yet again shows the perils of allowing privatisation to run rampant in our schools, our hospitals and our prisons."

ENDS

Contact: GMB Press Office on 07958 156846 or at press.office@gmb.org.uk

Notes to editors:

[1] http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42687032

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