Re: Joke - People's Tribunes
The role is like that of the Tribunes of the Plebs in Rome. It's an unfortunate fact that if they get the job without meaningful support from other employees, they might as well not be there. And the system has been carefully designed to ensure they have no support.
Once upon a time there were things called unions which gave workers actual power. Since then inequality has increased and board pay has gone beyond any level at which anyone could pretend it's an incentive for doing anything more than spending more time with your accountants.
All these huge companies should be broken up into reasonably sized units which have to bid for contracts individually. The fact that it is convenient for the Civil Service to have as little work in tendering and supervision as possible should be neither here nor there because at the end of the day the taxpayer is still paying for the bureaucracy no matter who it works for.