Public sector workers across East Staffordshire could become their own boss and deliver better services under new Conservative plans, backed by Andrew Griffiths, the Conservative Parliamentry Candidate for Burton and Uttoxeter, this week.
Under bold proposals, public sector workers would have a powerful new right to form employee-owned co-operatives to take over the services they deliver.
The new right to form employee-owned co-operatives will apply throughout the vast majority of the public sector – including JobCentre Plus offices, community nursing teams and primary schools. Employee-owned co-operatives will continue to be funded by the state so long as they meet national standards, but will be freed from centralised bureaucracy and political micromanagement.
“Public sector workers should have the chance to become their own boss. Employee-owned co-operatives can help cut waste and deliver better services for everyone across Burton and Uttoxeter. This could be the biggest shift of power from government to people since the right to buy your council house in the 1980s.
“This shows how Conservatives will give power to the public sector workers who are fed up with Gordon Brown’s top-down control of their working lives.”