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Aldermaston Women's Peace Camp letter to Guardian on day of Serco AGM

Aldermaston Women have a letter published in the Guardian today on the day of the Serco AGM. Serco are one of the three companies who manage AWE (alongside Lockheed Martin and Jacobs Engineering).

Here is the text of the letter and a link:

Thirty years ago I asked a teenage friend what she was going to do when she grew up. "I want to be a manager," she replied. "But in which field?" I naively inquired. She answered that managers didn't need any specialist knowledge of trades or professions. Today Serco holds its AGM. Doctors, prison officers, social workers and anyone working alongside/despite Serco must wonder how all this came about (Private jail 'has most restricted regime seen', 14 May). We are sleepwalking into letting private companies make profits and run our services with little regard for the real experts and with cost as their main concern. Shamefully Serco also co-manages our nuclear weapons factories at Aldermaston and Burghfield in Berkshire, a frightening thought given Serco's record in running out-of-hours doctors' services. We should give our public services back to the experts and fund the NHS with the cancellation of Britain's nuclear weapons programme.

Ailsa Johnson

Aldermaston Women's Peace Campaign