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Why are there so many strikes when the UK economy is barely out of recession?

British Airways staff are about to strike and thousands of workers at Network Rail, British Gas and the Civil Service are planning walkouts in the coming weeks over pay and working conditions. At a time when unemployment is nearly 2.5 million. Are these disputes all separate and unrelated or do they mark a new mood among the UK's unionised labour force?

Do you support the strike action? Is it the only way that workers can effectively protect their pay and conditions? Are bosses exploiting the recession - using it as an opportunity to cut costs and ditch staff ? Or should workers recognise they must become more efficient if they want to hang on to their jobs?

Call You and Yours with Julian Worricker. An opportunity to contribute your views to the programme. Call 03700 100 444 (lines open at 1000) or email youandyours@bbc.co.uk.

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Tue 30 Mar 2010 12:04

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