Category «G4S»

“G4S tenants will be dancing in the streets”

After a six year campaign by asylum tenants G4S have lost their contracts to run asylum housing. From September 2019 tenants will not have “a prison guard as a landlord” The new 10 year £4 billion Asylum Accommodation and Support Contract has been given to Serco, Clearsprings and the Mears Group. We will be working …

Discuss “The UK Border Regime: a critical guide” Sheffield November 6

A vital and comprehensive resource for anyone trying understand the border regime, and ask how we can fight it effectively has been produced by Corporate Watch. The book The UK Border Regime: a critical guide is now out. Discuss The UK Border Regime: a critical guide with Corporate Watch on Tuesday 6th November 6.30-8.30 at …

“We need humanity and accountability” in asylum housing

Asylum tenants organise at Sheffield conference This was the first national meeting of asylum tenants. At the same time as a new £4 billion 10 year government contract for asylum housing and related services is being tendered and due to start in 2019. The current contract, called COMPASS, has operated from 2012, run by G4S, …

Human Rights and Asylum Housing conference Sheffield February 24

SYMAAG invites you to an action day conference on human rights and asylum housing in Sheffield on Saturday 24th February, 11am – 4pm at The Sanctuary, 37-39 Chapel Walk, Sheffield S1 2PD. Tenders are already in from the corporations and companies set to exploit the latest (and biggest) contract to be offered in the UK …

Daisy and the £4 billion Asylum Housing Contracts

As the tendering process for £4 billion worth of contracts over ten years gets under way, asylum campaigner John Grayson examines the market for asylum seekers’ housing in the UK. © J. Grayson G4S dumps toddler with rare cancer in dirty asylum house with rats in the yard. Can G4S be trusted to be given part …

‘How do we get out if there’s a fire?’ G4S tenants live in fear

G4S asylum housing is “a disgrace” according to a recent Parliamentary Committee report. Many asylum tenants can – and have – testified to confirm this statement. But while John Grayson was investigating a G4S asylum hostel in Halifax, West Yorkshire the Grenfell Tower fire happened. The first named victim at Grenfell Tower was Mohammed Alhajali, …

Behave or get deported, says G4S

Not just squalor but intimidation in G4S asylum housing. Alongside asylum tenants we have documented conditions in asylum housing since the contract was handed to G4S, Serco and Clearsprings by the Home Office in 2012. During this time we have heard plenty of evidence of intimidation from G4S towards the people they are paid to …

Fail, fail and have another contract

Security contractors G4S and Serco and housing company Clearsprings have for years supplied UK asylum seekers with shoddy housing. The contracts carry on regardless. Fail, fail, and have another government contract John Grayson 16 February 2017 G4S asylum housing, Leicester (John Grayson)   For five years now I’ve exposed the dangerous consequences of the UK’s …

Asylum Market: the film G4S don’t want you to see

“Asylum accommodation is a disgrace” was the conclusion of the Home Affairs Select Committee’s report on privatised asylum housing on 30th January. The same day the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show was also due to hear evidence of a culture of intimidation in G4S asylum housing in Yorkshire. They had invited Violet, a leading asylum housing …

Merry Christmas from G4S, you’re evicted

After constant failures and abuse of asylum housing tenants over nearly five years, and serious jail riots at a G4S managed Birmingham prison it is still business as usual as G4S (and Serco, and Clearsprings) are given lots more taxpayers money to continue their disastrous asylum housing contracts for another two years to 2019.  John …

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