The state here is offering a conditional offer of reduced benefits in the future as consideration for a current obligation to work without choice on projects that will be run by private contractors for profit with, no doubt the threefold aims of:
a) Undermining market rates of pay for similar work;
b) Providing profit opportunity for a few contractors at cost to most in society;
c) Supporting the notion that the provision of services in the community can be done at undervalue or no cost and without appropriate skills being needed – in the process deliberately seeking to undermine the notion of the welfare state.
As such, in this exchange the state is exploiting its position of power to exploit and is in the purpose seeking to favour a few whilst pursuing an ideological endeavour to reduce pay, undermine social services and provide an unpaid pool of labour for the so called ‘big society’.
You can tell he does a lot of work for the public sector unions, can\’t you?