Public backing for summer of strikes

There
is overwhelming public support for council, rail and tube strikes, according to
the results of this month’s Guardian/ICM opinion poll.

The
survey shows that 59 per cent believe the strikes are justified, with just 29
per cent in opposition.

It
also reveals strong support for the public sector unions, with 37 per cent
believing that Tony Blair pays too much attention to business. However, 14 per
cent said he pays too much attention to the trade unions, and not enough to
business and only 27 per cent of voters think his balance between unions and
business is ‘about right’.

ICM
interviewed a random sample of 1,002 adults aged over 18.

By Quentin Reade

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