Archive for the tag 'Public Sector'

My lunchtimes at work usually mean me finding a quiet place to relax and read a book.  Today there was a need for a little cross union support in a campaign, it meant a little journey out from work (minimal time disruption) with a colleague and I was quite comfortable with it until…
A colleague in [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Oct 7th 2010

Yesterday as the Conservative party conference got under-way, thousands of people gathered in Birmingham to protest against the proposed public sector cuts and reduced public spending.  The weather was decidedly inclement, but the protesters were still determined to get their message across peacefully, but with a strong voice.  BBC Birmingham report on the event:
Thousands of [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Oct 4th 2010

At this years annual conference the Public & Commercial Services Union (PCS) launched a booklet that provides information on the threats and consequences of privatising public services.  The document builds on  a series of forums that took place during 2009/10.
These forums examined and exposed many past failures of the privatisation of public services and made [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Sep 2nd 2010

I had yet another meeting today which I won’t dwell on too much except to say it was in my lunch hour, it was about the proposed public sector cuts and the person who had asked me for a lift to the meeting was trying to dictate to me what time I would leave to [...]

Comments Off CherryPie on Jun 22nd 2010

Whilst the three leaders were taking part in their third and final debate I took time out to attend our local hustings meeting which had been organised by the Shropshire Action Group on behalf of PCS.  Prospective candidates for both Telford and The Wrekin were invited to attend.  Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat and UKIP  candidates [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Apr 30th 2010

Myth 6 “Back-office” functions can be outsourced without impacting on front-line services
REALITY Support functions are just as important as the front-line
In a recent document called “Doing More with Less” the CBI claims that ’sharing back office functions can improve efficiency” and that ‘non-core activities are best provided by the private and third sectors unless [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Apr 14th 2010

Myth 5 The public sector has a worse productivity record than the private sector
REALITY Public services create public value
The CBI uses government statistics to show that public sector productivity has declined by an average of 0.3% over the period 1997-2007 and that over the same period, labour productivity in the private sector increased by [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Apr 13th 2010

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