Category «G4S»

The Dark Reality of Britain’s Privatised Immigration System

In July radical Australian journalist Antony Loewenstein came to meet members of South Yorkshire Stop G4S in Sheffield. We had lots to talk about: amongst many other things Antony has been looking at the role of corporations like G4S and Serco in profiting from the increasingly harsh anti-migrant regimes in Australia, the UK and around …

Don’t Do Business with G4S – Lobby Sheffield City Council 2nd July 1pm

South Yorkshire Stop G4S will be lobbying the next meeting of Sheffield City Council at the Town Hall on Wednesday 2nd July to tell them “Dont Do Business With G4S”.   Any public body, including councils can exclude companies from bidding for contracts (within the law) if a company has committed “grave misconduct”. There are no shortage of …

It’s official. G4S and Serco asylum housing: “unacceptably poor”

Another Parliamentary Committee, another damning report on the disaster that is privatised asylum housing. SYMAAG’s John Grayson looks at the latest report from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on 24 April and the lessons from this squalid episode.   The PAC report comes only a month after G4S were fined over £100 million after a …

UK Watchdog Takes Another Bite Out of Failing Outsourcer G4S

February was a particularly bad month for G4S. At Manus Island, an Australian detention centre for people seeking asylum, the G4S guards were accused of allowing the murder of one detainee, Reza Barati, and of injuring dozens more. The incident forced even the Australian Government, notorious for its brutal treatment of asylum seekers, to investigate events there. …

As another report condemns G4S asylum housing, National Stop G4S meeting announced…

Latest news: On February 5th the Public Accounts Committee questioned G4S and Serco about their failure to provide asylum housing fit for human beings to live in. And why it could cost us up to £1.5billion public money paid to private accommodation providers to do this. This follows the damning National Audit Office report into privatised asylum housing. …

Rats in the “asylum market”: Time to cancel the COMPASS contract

On November 8 three G4S immigration detention centre officials at Brook House were found to have forged documents relating to an asylum seeker who was about to be deported. It could have cost the man his life. On November 5 the Home Office announced a 30% increase in the G4S contract at …Brook House. The …

G4S Called to Account Over Asylum Housing Disaster

G4S and Serco executives are having to account for their abuse of asylum seekers (and the tax payer) for their disastrous provision of asylum housing as part of the COMPASS contract. They were summoned to appear before the House of Commons Select Committee on June 25th to “discuss their provision of the COMPASS contract, following criticisms …

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