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Strikes 'were cultural'

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British Airways strikes and possible strikes by rail workers have been deemed a "spring of discontent" by many newspapers, but of course the current situation is a far cry from the strikes of the 1970s.

Sean Rickard of the Cranfield University School of Management, and David Aaronovitch, columnist for The Times, consider whether public support for strike action has declined.

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