Launch of Privatisation Pledge with giant Pledge card

Councillors
Labour MP Sheila Gilmour and Councillor Ricky Henderson sign the pledge 

Politicians across the Edinburgh and Lothian area were asked to sign the Privatisation Pledge on the Mound at 11.30 am on Saturday 15 October.

It read: I think it’s best that vital public services are delivered efficiently by public servants, not private companies. So I m very concerned about plans for wholesale privatisation of large swathes of Edinburgh Council services under the Alternative Business Models (ABM) process – especially since allowing bidders to close the pension scheme means that there s not a level playing field for the in-house bid. Until there has been full public consultation and proper scrutiny I will oppose any moves by City of Edinburgh Council to appoint private companies to do its core work for it.

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