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Whether it's Carillion, Virgin or Stagecoach, it's the same old story. Private companies grab profit while they can and leave the public to pick up the pieces.
Corbyn is right - this is a ‘watershed moment’ for the ideology of privatisation that has plagued our public services for over 30 years.
The collapse of Carillion affects multiple sectors of the economy and threatens jobs and public services. Carillion has £1.3bn of debts, but the major banks have refused a restructuring package.
8am, Thursday 18th January - online and at Kings Cross station.
Today rail fares go up again by 3.4%! Passengers are squeezed by ridiculous prices while shareholders make a profit. It's not fair.
Oliver Fortune is an activist in Bristol campaigning to save our public libraries. He set up the Facebook page 'Me and My Library' and he needs your help!
The notorious East Coast mainline, which was brought into public ownership in 2009 after National Express failed to make a profit, and then controversially reprivatised in 2015, has run into trouble again.
Do you care about public transport? Do you work in public transport?
We're creating a global policy for how we can own our trains, buses, trams and so on – and we'd love you to be part of it.
A shocking report published by CorporateWatch this week revealed that South West Water spent millions more last year on its bosses and shareholders than it did on maintenance, fixing leaky pipes and cleaning up sewage.
The public consultation on the implementation plan of the Scottish National Investment Bank closes on 20 November. Common Weal will be submitting a full response to the consultation, but we want as many individuals and groups as possible to submit their own responses.
How widespread is the practice of NHS hospitals providing clinical cover to private providers, and what reimbursement does the NHS receive for providing these services?
The time has come to announce the winners of the 2017 Local Public Ownership Awards! We’re running these awards in partnership with LocalGov, who publish the latest news and research about the local government sector.
We’ve never seen anything like this. We’ve been working to shift the debate around public ownership and privatisation for the last four years. Now, public ownership is hugely popular, and supporters of privatisation have been thrown into a panic.
We might assume that with Corbyn and McDonnell at the helm, everything’s fine with Labour’s NHS policy. And fingers crossed, it will be.