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Today’s action is the largest since the General Strike: but unlike previous strikes, the public are ambivalent about the unions’ actions and negative about the government’s handling

By Matthew R. Cole


With today’s public sector strike still taking place, Matt Cole looks at the comparisons that have been between this action and that of the recent past. Public support for the reasons behind the unions’ actions seems strong, however it appears less so for the strike itself. As for the Government, recent polls have found the majority feel it has handled the run up to the strike badly

Topics: HD Industries. Land use. Labor, HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform, JA Political science (General), JN101 Great Britain
Publisher: Blog post from London School of Economics & Political Science
Year: 2011
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Provided by: LSE Research Online

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