Experience has shown that PPPs can be stopped dead in their tracks with fast action and effective organization. CUPE has produced a range of materials to assist members understand what PPPs are, how they threaten jobs and services, and how we can combat them.
Some of the key steps include.
- Establish a committee to fight privatization and contracting out.
- Distribute Stop the Plunder and other materials to committee members.
- Develop a plan to find answers to the Critical Questions to Ask in Evaluating PPPs.
- Conduct lunch time “study sessions” on PPPs with each member of the committee assigned an area of the workplace.
- Recruit workplace communicators who will pass on information to members about PPPs and gather responses.
- Develop a leaflet specific to your sector describing the threat of PPPs.
- Host an event in the community to expose the risks of PPPs.
- Develop a political action strategy, including a legislative agenda.
- Organize workplace actions to involve members and send a message to management that there will be no PPPs in this workplace.
- Share information and build alliances with other CUPE locals and potential community allies.