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Strategies for a discontinuous future.












Monday, October 20, 2003
 


Why businesses shouldn't be given exclusive control of utilities: because they have no incentive to maintain them.

"Bob Crow, head of the Rail Maritime and Transport Union (RMT), threatened to recommend a ballot of members unless contracts given to private companies this year were suspended.

He said: "Track walks to check the tracks used to be done every day - now they are only done once a week."

There have been three tube derailments in the last few months - but only on the lines whose maintenance has been privatized.

-- umair // 6:56 AM //


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