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Unite repeats calls for national private finance review

This was a PRESS RELEASE issued by Unite the Union on Thursday 13th April 2017. Unite the union has repeated its call to scrap the use of private finance to build schools and other public buildings in Scotland – and its demand for a national inquiry. The union was commenting […]

Why the SNP should support the SNIB

Flyers in support of the #SNP17 Motion 8 for a Scottish National Investment Bank, as proposed by the Kirriemuir and Dean Branch – which passed!

Drop the Debt – Unite Scotland

Take Action! Unite the Union Scotland has called for a debt amnesty of all pre-devolution debts so that Scotland’s local councils can keep jobs and continue to provide public services to all who live here.

PFI/PPP Buyouts, Bailouts, Terminations and Major Problem Contracts – ESSU Report

74 projects – 11 Buyouts, 20 terminations and 43 with major problems, plus many bailouts. 28% of PFI/PPP contracts by capital value have been to subject to buyout, termination or major problems. This is a UK-wide report on the cost of PFI/PPP and its failings.

Scottish PPP/PFI deals have the worst track record of all countries in the UK, says new report

This article was originally published on CommonSpace, by Nathanael Williams Scotland has the highest percentage of buyouts, terminations or problem PPP/PFI contracts of any nation in the UK according to a new research paper produced this month. Compiled by the European Services Strategy Unit, the report revealed that almost 10 per cent […]

Cutting PPP costs to fight Austerity – UNISON Report

“Every sensible mitigation measure government and public authorities can take reduces the number of job losses and damage to vital public services.”
— Mike Kirby, Scottish Secretary, UNISON