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  • v  change from governmental to private control or ownership
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  • Workers at Royal Mail vote against sell-off
    By Neil Maidment LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Mail workers backed union opposition to plans to privatise the state-owned postal group on Wednesday, a stark reminder for potential investors that there will be no warm welcome if and when the company changes hands. The Communication Workers Union (CWU) sent consultative ballot papers to 112,000 Royal Mail postal workers. It said, from a 74 percent ...
    June 19, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Merkel's party has no plans to privatise Deutsche Bahn
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel's conservatives have no plans to privatise Deutsche Bahn during Germany's next legislative period, according to their election programme, preferring to keep the national ...
    June 18, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! Finance

  • Paul Keating in Sydney Morning Herald
    Bernie Riordan's last foray into this issue was a decade ago when he downed Bob Carr and Michael Egan [when they tried to privatise the industry],Mr Keating writes. "Then the power stations were worth $35 billion. A decade later the price...
  • Lindsay Tanner in Sydney Morning Herald
    So on Senator Minchin's logic it is going to privatise Australia Post, the ABC and SBS,Mr Tanner said. "I think if you put that to him, you would see him running for cover quickly."
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in The Australian
    John McCain wants to privatise social security (America's pension system). And in 2008, he still thinks it's okay when women don't earn equal pay for equal work,Senator Clinton said. "With an agenda like that, it makes sense that George...

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