30 April 2012

Civil service union turns back on labour history

The Beeb reports that the Public and Commercial Services Union has attacked the creation of a mutually owned body to oversee civil service pensions.  They called it 'privatisation'.

Given the Labour Party is riddled with this one-eyed statist attitude - that anything other than centralised state control is privatisation - it is hardly surprising.  

But one can only wonder why the cooperative movement - one of the driving forces in the creation of the party and still a significant contributor to this day - still attach their flag to Labour's mast when mutualism and worker control (as we are seeing in the Post Office network) get such short shrift from the party's paymasters? 

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