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Carillion replacement ‘a missed opportunity’ - Ní Chuilín

20 February, 2018 - by Carál Ní Chuilín

The Housing Executive’s decision to replace its Carillion contracts with another multi-national company is a missed opportunity, Sinn Féin MLA Carál Ní Chuilín has said.

The party’s Housing spokesperson was commenting after it was confirmed that Housing Executive maintenance and heating services contracts would switch to French company Engie following the collapse of Carllion.

“Sinn Fein supported the call for an expansion of public sector jobs to carry out maintenance on public sector housing because we wanted to see sustainable work for local people with decent terms and conditions.

“However, the Housing Executive, following a recommendation by Price Waterhouse Coopers, has opted to transfer Carillion’s contracts to Engie, another global corporation.

“In doing so, the Housing Executive is replicating the risks associated with Carillion. Rather than outsourcing the maintenance of its housing stock, the Housing Executive should bring it back in-house by expanding its direct labour force.”

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