Wednesday, September 08, 2010

To Hell or Connaught

The bankruptcy of one of our major local government contractors demonstrates the folly of relying upon the private sector to deliver public services.

Public sector organisations don't go bankrupt, leaving enormous uncertainty about how the services they provide will be continued.

Experiments in diversifying the provision of public services over the past generation have generally been expensive failures.

It is both timely and appropriate that on the day when the failure of the private sector has been demonstrated so starkly, UNISON and PCS (the main public sector trade unions) are launching a joint campaign to defend our members.

About time too!

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