The unions can boo Ed Miliband all they want for not backing strikes, but what do Londoners think? We went out to talk to Londoners who rubished claims of public strikes having “broad-based public support”.
Resonating with much of what the Londonders in the video above have told us, LondonlovesBusiness.com has also found that more than four in ten of all Londoners have little sympathy for the strikes, according to a survey we conducted with ComRes.
More than half of all Londoners – and two thirds of London business leaders – also believe that the UK government should ban public sector strikes unless there has been a turnout of at least 50 per cent in the strike ballot.
Read the full survey findings here:
ComRes surveyed 501 London business leaders and 501 members of the public living in London online between 25 July and 2 August 2011. A further online survey was conducted among 401 members of the public and 260 business leaders living in London and the South-east between 9 August and 11 August 2011.