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It’s time the council took all jobs back in-house

28 November, 2019

Croma Vigilant workers

• WHAT a great triumph for the Croma Vigilant workers, (Security staff win jobs back two years after being sacked, November 21).

An industrial tribunal ordered that the sacked “Croma 7” be reinstated to their jobs which is to provide security for – wait for it – Camden Council.

Once upon a time local councils aimed to set an example as model employers. Now they get their workers on the cheap by outsourcing to private companies, whose bosses and shareholders cream off the benefits.

Then when the private companies’ unlawful behaviour is discovered, the council washes its hands of responsibility: “It’s not us!” It’s time the council did the decent thing and took all jobs back in-house.

EF WILSON
NW1

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