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SYMAAG victory over G4S !

January 2019

After a six year campaign by asylum-seeker tenants of G4S, with help and research by South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group (SYMAAG), G4S have lost all of their contracts to run asylum housing, from September 2019.

G4S is the biggest security company in the world, specialising in private jails. No surprise that they proved to be very bad as a landlord.

The new 10 year £4 billion Asylum Accommodation and Support Services Contract has been given to Serco, Clearsprings and the Mears Group. Mears Group will be operating the contract in Yorkshire, Humberside and the north east from September 2019.

SYMAAG will continue to work, report and campaign alongside asylum tenants, ensuring they are treated with dignity and respect, and provided with decent housing.

John Grayson of SYMAAG was interviewed on Sheffield Live following the news.


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