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!

ABM privatisation roadshows

ABM privatisation roadshows

Come and find out more about the Council's ABM privatisation ... Read More
Better way poster

October 23 – Tell them There is a Better Way

There is Better Way and UNISON is urging all members ... Read More
UN September 2010

THE DANGERS OF PRIVATISING SERVICES

As Connaught's administrators try to get services brought back in ... Read More
UN Septemnber 2010

UNISON News September 2010

DEBT-RIDDEN PRICE-FIXING. COLLAPSE! Failed Contractor Passed ABM Finance Check. For years Connaught has ... Read More
Leaflet September 2010

City’s not for sale September 2010

There is a Better Way... Speak up for your services ... Read More
City Not For Sale

Selling Edinburgh off will come at great cost to us all

Letter in Evening News 29/7/10 In an otherwise enlightening article ... Read More
Leaflet July 2010

City’s not for sale July 2010

Stop them privatising Edinburgh’s services. KEEP EDINBURGH PUBLIC! As the City ... Read More
City Not For Sale

“You cannot hide from the responsibility for the disaster privatisation will bring”

Branch Officers told councillors on 24 June that they 'cannot ... Read More
Mayday2010

Mayday: When are the politicians going to learn to respect public service workers?

UNISON Edinburgh joined the annual May Day rally to take ... Read More
Banner in Glasgow

Branch takes Edinburgh message to Glasgow Rally

Edinburgh joined thousands from across Scotland in Glasgow rally against ... Read More
UN April 2010

UNISON News April 2010

LATEST NEWS ON EDINBURGH COUNCIL PRIVATISATION Only six months to ... Read More