City’s Not For Sale campaign

From 2010 to 2012, UNISON Edinburgh Branch fought plans to privatise a huge swathe of the city’s services involving 4,000 jobs. Had the privatisation gone ahead, it would have been a Trojan Horse for privatisation of council services across Scotland. But it didn’t and in January 2012, after almost two years of hard campaigning, public meetings, lobbies, research, briefings and action with local communities, the final privatisation plan was defeated. The campaign was revived as Our City’s Still Not For Sale in 2015 to fight privatisation of Facilities Management – and we won again!

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UNISON exposes Edinburgh privatisation stitch-up says blog

A packed public consultation organised by UNISON last night (27 ... Read More
Edinburgh must delay privatisation decision until public have their say

Edinburgh must delay privatisation decision until public have their say

A packed public consultation organised by UNISON last night (27 ... Read More
City's Not For Sale video

New video for Our City’s Not For Sale campaign

Check out this new video urging Edinburgh citizens to oppose ... Read More
ABM flyer

Privatisation public consultation 27 June 6pm Augustine Church

The City of Edinburgh Council is considering bids for the ... Read More
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Pressure mounts as council drives to privatisation

The campaign against privatisation is stepping up as the Council ... Read More
City Not For Sale

5.5m of taxpayers money wasted on consultants

See Evening News story here John Stevenson: "This is a ... Read More
2011 budget briefing

If the need hasn’t gone away, why should the services?

Budget 2011. Briefing for councillors. Cuts are not inevitable. They ... Read More
ABANDON PRIVATISATION AND SAVE SERVICES, UNISON TELLS EDINBURGH COUNCIL ON BUDGET DAY

ABANDON PRIVATISATION AND SAVE SERVICES, UNISON TELLS EDINBURGH COUNCIL ON BUDGET DAY

Members of UNISON's Edinburgh branch will lobby the City of ... Read More
Rally poster

UNISON TO CHALLENGE EDINBURGH COUNCIL ON CUTS AND NEW DAMNING EVIDENCE ON PRIVATISATION PLANS

UNISON will call for an immediate halt to privatisation at ... Read More
UNISON submission reveals ' grave misconduct of two bidders'

UNISON submission reveals ‘ grave misconduct of two bidders’

A UNISON submission will call for an immediate halt to ... Read More
October demo video

Edinburgh joins 20,000 on There Is A Better Way march

UNISON Edinburgh has produced a short photo montage video of the ... Read More
UNISON flags

20,000 march in Edinburgh against the cuts

Expectations were high for the Edinburgh demo on 23 October ... Read More