Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Botanic Garden-workers takeover?

The Southport Visiter covers our initiative to set a workers' co-op to take over the Botanic Nursery operatition:

Birkdale ward politician Iain Brodie-Browne said officers were already investigating the possibility for staff to take over the nursery as a private business.

He told the Visiter: “There is a lot of competition out there and if the nurserymen want to make a go of the business themselves I think that would be an excellent move.

“Over the years they have produced excellent results and I am sure that they could turn the Botanic operation into a viable business.

“I am very keen on giving staff the opportunity to take over and run those bits of the council where a viable business can be built. I am confident that if the staff owned and controlled the operation they could make a go of it.

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