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--- On Tue, 1/18/11, MOUSOUTZANIS Konstantinos wrote:

From: MOUSOUTZANIS Konstantinos
Subject: Η ΕΕ κατά των δημοσίων υπαλλήλων =- economist
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Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 11:54 AM

Κύριοι

Με αφορμή το σημερινό άρθρο του Δελαστίκ … σχετικά με το σύνθημα πανευρωπαϊκής επίθεσης κατά των δημοσίων υπαλλήλων μέσω του ECONOMIST (στο λινκ «Η μάχη που βρίσκεται μπροστά μας - Αντιμετωπίζοντας τα συνδικάτα του δημόσιου τομέα» - attached) σημειώνω:

,». Με κομψό τρόπο προτείνεται η αντικατάσταση της γενιάς των δημοσίων υπαλλήλων που έχουν συναίσθηση των δικαιωμάτων τους με νέους, που δεν έχουν την πολιτική κουλτούρα των εργασιακών δικαιωμάτων: «Η επικείμενη συνταξιοδότηση της γενιάς του ’60 (baby boomers, σημ. ΚΜ) είναι μια ευκαιρία να προσληφθεί μια νέα γενιά εργατών με διαφορετικά συμβόλαια» γράφει το περιοδικό.

,». Ο «Εκόνομιστ» αναδεικνύει χωρίς περιστροφές ως στρατηγικό σημείο της σύγκρουσης τις συντάξεις των δημοσίων υπαλλήλων, καθώς αν καταρρεύσουν μέχρι και τα ταμεία των δημοσίων υπαλλήλων στην Ευρώπη, τότε θα ανοίξει μια κολοσσιαία αγορά τρισεκατομμυρίων ευρώ στο ιδιωτικό κεφάλαιο!

,». Η αιτία ….Συρρικνώνεται ο ρόλος του κράτους

Η ΕΧΘΡΟΤΗΤΑ του κεφαλαίου και των κυβερνήσεων απέναντι στους δημοσίους υπαλλήλους οφείλεται συν τοις άλλοις και στο γεγονός ότι η σημασία του κρατικού μηχανισμού για την εξυπηρέτηση αναγκών του Κεφαλαίου μειώνεται. Επί μισόν τουλάχιστον αιώνα το κράτος ήταν απαραίτητο για να δημιουργήσει και να χρηματοδοτήσει τα τεράστια έργα υποδομής, που ήταν αναγκαία για μια ανεπτυγμένη καπιταλιστική οικονομία.

Η φάση αυτή έχει ολοκληρωθεί.

Σήμερα το ιδιωτικό κεφάλαιο παίρνει σταδιακά στην κατοχή του όλες τις κρατικές λειτουργίες με τις έτοιμες υποδομές (ηλεκτροδότηση, τηλεπικοινωνίες, σιδηροδρόμους, λιμάνια κ.λπ.) και φυσικά δεν θέλει υπαλλήλους με τα εργασιακά δικαιώματα των δημοσίων.

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Κ.Μ.

The battle ahead

The struggle with public-sector unions should be about productivity and parity, not just spending cuts

The public sector unions

Jan 6th 2011 | from PRINT EDITION

LOOK around the world and the forces are massing. On one side are Californian prison guards, British policemen, French railworkers, Greek civil servants, and teachers just about everywhere. On the other stand the cash-strapped governments of the rich world. Even the mere mention of cuts has brought public-sector workers onto the streets across Europe. When those plans are put into action, expect much worse.

“Industrial relations” are back at the heart of politics—not as an old-fashioned clash between capital and labour, fought out so brutally in the Thatcherite 1980s, but as one between taxpayers and what William Cobbett, one of the great British liberals, used to refer to as “tax eaters”. People in the private sector are only just beginning to understand how much of a banquet public-sector unions have been having at everybody else’s expense (see article). In many rich countries wages are on average higher in the state sector, pensions hugely better and jobs far more secure. Even if many individual state workers do magnificent jobs, their unions have blocked reform at every turn. In both America and Europe it is almost as hard to reward an outstanding teacher as it is to sack a useless one.

While union membership has collapsed in the private sector over the past 30 years (from 44% of the workforce to 15% in Britain and from 33% to 15% in America), it has remained buoyant in the public sector. In Britain over half the workers are unionised. In America the figure is now 36% (compared with just 11% in 1960). In much of continental Europe most civil servants belong to unions, albeit ones that straddle the private sector as well. And in public services union power is magnified not just by strikers’ ability to shut down monopolies that everyone needs without seeing their employer go bust, but also by their political clout over those employers.

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Many Western centre-left parties are union-backed. Britain’s Labour Party gets 80% of its funding from public-sector unions (which also, in effect, chose its new leader). Spain’s sluggish state reform may be partly explained by its prime minister’s union membership. In America teachers alone accounted for a tenth of the delegates to the Democratic convention in 2008. And the unions are more savvy: this time, the defenders of vested interests are not brawny miners spouting Trotsky, but nice middle-class women, often hiding behind useful-sounding groups like the National Education Association (American teachers) or the British Medical Association.

Now stand and fight

Politicians have repeatedly given in, usually sneakily—by swelling pensions, adding yet more holidays or dropping reforms, rather than by increasing pay. This time they have to fight because they are so short of money. But it is crucial that the war with the public-sector unions is won in the right way. For amid all the pain ahead sits a huge opportunity—to redesign government. That means focusing on productivity and improving services, not just cutting costs. (Indeed, in some cases it may entail paying good people more; one reason why Singapore has arguably the best civil service in the world is that it pays some of them more than $2m a year.)

The immediate battle will be over benefits, not pay. Here the issue is parity. Holidays are often absurdly generous, but the real issue is pensions. Too many state workers can retire in their mid-50s on close to full pay. America’s states have as much as $5 trillion in unfunded pension liabilities. Historic liabilities have to be honoured (and properly accounted for, rather than hidden off the government’s balance-sheet). But there is no excuse for continuing them. Sixty-five should be a minimum age for retirement for people who spend their lives in classrooms and offices; and new civil servants should be switched to defined-contribution pensions.

Another battleground will be the unions’ legal privileges. It is not that long since politicians of all persuasions were uncomfortable with the idea of government workers joining unions. (Franklin Roosevelt opposed this on the grounds that public servants had “special relations” and “special obligations” to the government and the rest of the public.) It would be perverse to ban public-sector unions outright at a time when governments are trying to make public services more like private ones. But their right to strike should be more tightly limited; and the rules governing political donations and even unionisation itself should be changed to “opt-in” ones, in which a member decides whether to give or join.

The productivity imperative

Fixing the public sector must not be allowed to degenerate into demonising it. Its health is vital to the health of society as a whole, not least because of its impact on economic growth. Bad teachers mean a lousy talent-pool for employers. Allowing a subway driver to retire at 50 on an artificially inflated pension means less to spend on infrastructure: just look at America’s highways and railways. Even if many public services are monopolies, private capital is mobile: it goes to places where government works. With ageing populations needing ever more state help, the left should have as much interest as the right in an efficient state sector (perhaps more so, as it thinks government is the way to right society’s ills).

Private-sector productivity has soared in the West over the past quarter-century, even in old industries such as steel and carmaking. Companies have achieved this because they have the freedom to manage—to experiment, to expand successful innovations, to close down bad ones, to promote talented people (see article). Across the public sector, unions have fought all this, most cruelly in education (see article). It can be harder to restructure government than business, but even small productivity gains can bring big savings.

The coming battle should be about delivering better services, not about cutting resources. Focusing on productivity should help politicians redefine the debate. The imminent retirement of the baby-boomers is a chance to hire a new generation of workers with different contracts. Politicians face a choice: push ahead, reform and create jobs in the long term; or give in again, and cut more services and raise more taxes.
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