Saturday, 3 March 2012

Ursula Huws on the New Gold Rush, March 21st

The New Gold Rush: Multinationals and the Commodification of the Public Sector
Speaker: Ursula Huws

Professor of Labour and Globalisation, University of Hertfordshire
Editor of Work Organisation, Labour and Globalisation
Wednesday March 21st 2012

6 pm, Broadcasting Place, Room AG02 (ground floor), Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 9EN

Today we are witnessing the growth of a new ‘public services industry’. Education and health and other public services are being transformed. These services are being turned into saleable commodities on the global market – lucrative sources of profit for the multinationals.

The impact on public sector workers and on all the people who use these services will be enormous. Unless challenged, it will mean the re-appropriation of the historical gains in welfare made in the twentieth century.

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