OCT 00] COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL NEWS
Privatisation Row As Jobs Are Axed
at a Coventry windows company that was privatised by Coventry City
Council are to be made redundant.
councillors are furious at the news that 25 people who make the
windows for Godiva Windows in Little Heath Road, Foleshill are to
five years ago they worked for the Building Services department
within the council, but the jobs were then privatised.
Socialist Group leader Cllr Dave Nellist is demanding to know why
their jobs have not been protected and if the workers can be
redeployed elsewhere in the council.
from the company was available for comment.
were made that the move would be good for tenants, Council Tax
payers and the workers who were transferred.
workers have now been cruelly betrayed by the private company,
which seems to have been only interested in short term profit
for its owners.
think the Council has a moral, and possibly legal, duty to find
suitable jobs in the local authority for any of the 25 affected
workers who request it.
also needs to be an urgent investigation and a report to
councillors on the lessons of this privatisation.”