Wednesday, 29 December 2010

The de-valuation of people : the process of privatisation

In these dark, dank times of recession the United Kingdom government has decided we must cut our costs. To serve these cuts people who have worked as public servants in local and national institutions lose their jobs. Of course the work that they do is necessary and very soon after putting these people out of their reasonably but not highly paid jobs with their good but not extravagant pension rights, their work is tendered to the private sector. In this way the work is done less expensively by reducing the pay and removing the right of a permanent job and a pension to those who are now carrying out this work.
Maybe this is the price of profligacy : the de-valuation of people.
The question left hanging in the cold damp twilight is "Whose profligacy is being paid for?"
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