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Private sector 'does not support public sector strikes'

Many individuals in the private sector believe their public counterparts already get a good deal of benefits.

15 September 2011

Private sector employees may prefer to see union bargaining used rather than industrial action.

This is because research by Badenoch & Clark has found 55.5 per cent of those questioned do not support mass strikes from the public sector.

Some 14.34 per cent are strongly opposed to the movement, while 15 per cent view it as an unnecessary inconvenience.

Because of this, the majority of these individuals may be hoping strike negotiations can prevent any further protests from taking place.

Nicola Linkleter, managing director, Badenoch & Clark, said: "Strike action demonstrates that public sector workers feel aggrieved at their loss of benefits, but such grievances may well be viewed unsympathetically by the public at large."

She added private sector staff still believe their public counterparts get a good deal in terms of benefits.

NASUWT and Unite are among the organisations that are balloting members about industrial action at the moment.

Posted by Ron Maverick

Source: Badenoch & Clark press release, September 15th 

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