Privatisation, compulsory competitive tendering, rate-capping, reorganisation of local government, fund-holding GPs and the internal market in the NHS are only the most obvious ones. Now the public sector faces Private Finance Initiatives, which mean that the private sector will make profits at the expense of public services and are only necessary because of the Treasury's outdated accounting system.
For both the benefit of workers and users, the public sector needs not more change but a prolonged period of stability.
Secretary, Dudley General Branch, Unison
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