Thursday, 22 May 2008


The police recently voted for the right to strike after the government cynically refused the independent recommendations of a 2.5% pay increase in order to keep inflation under control. Interactive Democracy offers organisations such as the Police Federation an alternative means of putting pressure on government policy, should they be able to garner sufficient public support.

Strikes are usually a power battle between employers and employees with customers as collateral damage. Interestingly, Interactive Democracy gives more power to public sector customers and may reduce the need for damaging strikes.

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