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PUBLIC OPINION HOSTILE TO PRIVATISATION

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Public opinion is overwhelmingly against the privatisation of public services, according to a survey commissioned b...
Public opinion is overwhelmingly against the privatisation of public services, according to a survey commissioned by Unison.

The MORI poll accompanies the launch of the union's Positively Public campaign which calls for well-funded services providing equal access and a fair wage.

It showed 66% of respondents 'either strongly agree or tend to agree that public services should be run by the government or local authorities rather than by private companies'. More than three-quarters said public services should not be run for profit.

Unison general secretary Rodney Bickerstaffe said: 'The results show the privatisation culture prevalent throughout Britain is not popular. It is time to say 'no' to creeping privatisation and 'yes' to well-funded, publicly provided, accountable services.'
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