Gareth Snell MP

Labour and Co-operative MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central

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Gareth speaks about Carillion Collapse

Yesterday in the House I used my time to raise the impact of Carillion's collapse on its workers. In particular, I wanted to raise the issue of TUPE and how workers now facing uncertainty because of the government's changes to employment law.

I asked the minister to ensure that workers with a long standing service history are now not faced with the prospect of little or no redundancy payments ...or benefits because of Carillion's failure.

I also asked the Minister for his comments on Stoke-on-Trent City Council's proposal to further outsource housing services. A decision that will likely reduce the level of service to residents and with inflationary uplifts likely greater larger deficits in the long run. A decision that is based upon chronic underfunding of local government by national government, forcing councils into making short term decisions that will have a detrimental long term affect on services and budgets.

Finally, instead of favouring privatisation and outsourcing. I asked the Minister to consider championing cooperative models of service delivery that empower workers and can help shape better services based on experience rather then the need to make a profit.

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