A VICTORY FOR THE MANAGERS:
The following item has been reproduced from the Polish Centrum Informacji Anarchistycznej website. the CIA is a Polish equivalent of an Indymedia without all the horseshit that usually goes with an Indymedia. It reports news from an exclusively anarchist viewpoint. A few notes on the following are in order.
1)The "Sejm" is the Polish parliament.
2)While not definitely proving Molly's long standing conviction that we no longer live under "capitalism" but rather live under a "managerial society" this is a clear example of how the state responds to certain class interests ie those of the managers. Others who think that the "capitalists" rule should pay attention to numerous examples such as this where the class of managers definitely rule in that they can make/influence the state pass legislation favourable to them.
But anyways, here's the item. It has been slightly edited to convey the irony implicit in the original title.
STOP THE DISCRIMINATION AGAINST MANAGERS- BEGIN DISCRIMINATION IN FAVOUR OF THEM:
The Sejm voted for an amendment to the act on privatization yesterday. One of the amendments concerned salary caps for managers in state-owned companies, or companies where the State Treasury have a majority share. Previously, managers of state-owned companies could only earn four times as much as the average salary in the company whereas managers of companies where the State Treasury have a majority stake can earn six times as much as the average salary. Now there will be no limit on their salaries.
The pro-business organizations had been lobbying for the change. In their view, the current regulations constituted "discrimination against managers".
In the meanwhile, statistics show than 13% of managers in Poland already earn over 100,000 zloties a month - about 30,000 euro.