Bringing services back in-house
EPSU has consistently argued in favour of direct provision of public services to guarantee the quality of services and the quality of employment for workers delivering those services. Under the heading of remunicipalisation EPSU supports and promotes any initiatives to bring services back in-house where they have been privatised along with moves to have new services run by municipalities and other public authorities. EPSU is part of a network, coordinated by the Transnational Institute that has published research highlighting recent trends in remunicipalisation and insourcing.
Interview with Satoko Kishimoto, campaigner, on remunicipalisation, PPPs and the values of public services
EPSU and affiliates contributed to the book Reclaiming public services. How cities and citizens are turning back privatization. We worked closely with campaigner and editor Satoko Kishimoto of Transnational Institute (TNI)
Sustainable stable jobs and reducing inequality: interview with Rosa Pavanelli, PSI General Secretary
PSI General Secretary Rosa Pavanelli congratulates EPSU Congress on its strong messages to European institutions calling for an end to austerity measures and in looking for alternatives which will reduce inequality and create new jobs.
How remunicipalisation of water services in Rostock delivered lower prices and better collective agreement
It took years of sustained effort. In the end trade unions, city councillors and water activists convinced the German city council of Rostock its water services are better off being run public.