To: Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

Calderdale Public Service Users Petition

Calderdale Public Service Users Petition

We call 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 and 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

WE INTEND THIS PETITION TO TRIGGER A DEBATE IN THE FULL CALDERDALE COUNCIL
(THIS REQUIRES AT LEAST 2000 SEPARATE, VALID SIGNATURES FROM CALDERDALE RESIDENTS. PLEASE ONLY SIGN THIS PETITION IF YOU ARE A CALDERDALE RESIDENT. IF YOU AREN'T A CALDERDALE RESIDENT, YOUR SIGNATURE WON'T COUNT.)

Why is this important?

Calderdale Council pays private companies to carry out many public services that the Council or the NHS used to provide. So:

- public money is being used for private profits instead of the public good
- some contracts go to companies with dubious ethical standards
-democracy suffers - commercial confidentiality means the public can’t know if Councillors are making good decisions

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Reasons for signing

  • This is disgraceful. I feel so sad that a company with such a terrible ethical policy towards their workers may be potentially using my doorstep to further their poor treatment of others. How could you support such a company in upholding slavery.
  • The council could be held to ransom by Sita (aka SUEZ). We need to act to reduce the negative effects of these huge global corporations.
  • I think we can all support this! Please sign the petition.

Updates

2015-07-13 20:33:09 +0100

100 signatures reached

2015-07-13 10:14:06 +0100

50 signatures reached

2015-07-12 21:41:03 +0100

25 signatures reached

2015-07-12 18:47:57 +0100

10 signatures reached