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TSSA supports nationalisation of Carillion's government contracts

13 January 2018

Following news that Carillon has gone into liquidation, TSSA is calling on the government to work with Carillion's administrators to bring the company's public-sector contracts in-house.

TSSA is already pressing Network Rail to take in-house the jobs of our members working on Carillion's vital rail infrastructure projects. The same should happen in High-Speed 2.

General Secretary Manuel Cortes says the Carillon collapse is an indication that the privatisation of the public sector has over-reached itself and the Public Accounts Committee must now investigate new approaches to essential public infrastructure projects and services which work in favour of and protect taxpayers investment.

"Trades unions involved have long warned of the dangers of PFI/PPP and privatisation. Companies like Carillon have been allowed to mushroom too quickly on the back of public investment without proper pubic accountable audit trails.

"This morning 20,000 skilled infrastructure workers are left worrying about their futures, but worse still, the continued building of hospitals the management of schools, and vital rail infrastructure projects are left hanging in the balance.

"It is essential that the administrators do not now preside over the asset stripping of public sector projects and instead they must be handed back to public sector bodies as soon as possible. The government must ensure this happens without further delay"

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