PCS, which represents workers employed by collapsed multinational Carillion in various government departments, has today (15) called upon the government to immediately take those contracts back in-house and guarantee all the workers their full employment rights.
Carillion had contracts in areas like the prison service, the defence sector, the British Museum and the Metropolitan Police. The company which employs 20,000 people across the UK went into liquidation this morning, threatening thousands of jobs.
PCS is writing to the Cabinet Office seeking urgent talks and guarantees for its Carillion members.
Mark Serwotka, PCS General Secretary, said: “Protecting the jobs and pensions of our members is our first priority.
"Carillion is yet another example of the failings of privatisation – once again profit has been put before vital public services and workers. We have seen privateers walk away from failing contracts on our railways and the taxpayer having to pick up the mess they leave behind.
"We call on the government to issue a moratorium on all future and planned outsourcing, to bring all Carillion’s public sector contracts and workers back ‘in house’ and to urgently consider a public sector model to take on delivery of these services.”
PCS members working for Carillion are advised to contact the PCS office for their department.