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Carillion disaster shows ‘model is broken’ – Ní Chuilín

19 February, 2018 - by Carál Ní Chuilín

The Housing Executive should end the outsourcing of maintenance contracts in light of the Carillion collapse, Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Carál Ní Chuilín has said.

The North Belfast MLA was commenting on new claims that investors knew Carillion was heading for disaster up to two years before the company collapsed.

She said: “Carillion is the latest in a series public sector outsourcing disasters. As a way of doing business, outsourcing, is in crisis.

“The model is broken. Outsourcing to companies like Carillion, favour the short term interests of shareholders and investors over the long term interests of decent wages for workers and sustainable services for citizens. It’s time to change.

“That’s why Sinn Féin is supporting the call for the Housing Executive to reject a takeover by another company, end outsourcing the maintenance of its housing stock and bring it back in-house by expanding its direct labour force.”

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