Calderdale Council has awarded a new waste and recycling collection contract, with an estimated value of between £110,000,000 and £130,000,000, to a global company, SUEZ, that puts profits above the human right to water and other vital utilities, leading to massive protests in Argentina and Bolivia.
A SUEZ subsidiary, Sita, has been collecting our waste and recycling for years, under a previous Calderdale Council outsourcing contract that kicked aside the community recycling collection company, Kerbside.
If you are a Calderdale resident, please consider signing and sharing the Calderdale Public Service Users Petition.
Calderdale 38 Degrees NHS Campaign Group were out on the street in sunny Halifax on Saturday 11 July to launch their Calderdale Public Service Users petition, which is addressed to Calderdale Council.
Hundreds of people signed the petition and the campaigners were kept busy answering questions from passers by.
The Petition calls on Calderdale Council to set up a new procedure for providing public services, so that the Council:
- is always the preferred provider
- publicly justifies every decision to privatise services
- only awards contracts to companies that observe both UK and international Human Rights Law, recognise Trade Unions, pay a living wage and have no history of fraud, tax dodging or endangering public or employees’ safety
- fully informs the public about all public service contracts, at all stages- from what contracts cover to how the Council manages them
- favours local companies and requires big contract winners to subcontract to local companies
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