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!

Keep Edinburgh Public

Edinburgh Council dumps privatisation

UNISON Scotland has welcomed the decision by Edinburgh City Council ... Read More
Decision day for privatisation

Decision day for privatisation

Reports suggest Edinburgh Council will vote against two huge privatisation ... Read More
City Not For Sale

Our City’s Not For Sale. Thanks

Thanks to the host of branches who sent messages of ... Read More
City Not For Sale

Edinburgh Council votes to keep Environment Services in-house

SNP, Labour and Greens carry vote to back the best ... Read More
City Not For Sale

Edinburgh bin workers back in house option

Workers have overwhelmingly backed the environment in house option in ... Read More
Edinburgh In House: Up For Change, Realistic Fair Efficient

Edinburgh In House: Up For Change, Realistic Fair Efficient

Rally at the Council 08.30 tomorrow. Get your button badge ... Read More
Joint union briefing

In-House: The Right Choice for the Right Reasons

Why the Edinburgh in-house option is 'best value'. UNISON has ... Read More
Back the un house option

Back the in house option

#citynotforsale Lobby of council 24 Nov 0830. Up for change ... Read More
City Not For Sale

Public need the facts for debate, not propaganda

Letter to Evening News 10 November 2011. Edinburgh City Council’s ... Read More
UN November 2011

Our City’s Not For Sale Nov 2011

Peter Hunter

Ten reasons why City of Edinburgh Councillors should oppose privatisation

The City of Edinburgh Council will vote today on a ... Read More
UN July 2011

Lib Dems and SNP posted missing as public meeting calls for halt to privatisation

A packed public meeting called by UNISON at Edinburgh University ... Read More