POLL: Who is to blame for the public sector strikes?

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Eastbourne is getting ready for a day of industrial action tomorrow (Wednesday) with teachers, council staff and NHS workers preparing to join the nationwide strike.

An online Herald poll currently shows public opinion locally is split, with 51 per cent of readers who voted saying they support the strike, which is being held because of disputes over pay and pensions.

Hundreds of people have taken part and tomorrow’s Gazette will include a double-page spread on the strikes, their impact locally and the reasons behind them.

Union bosses have accused the Coalition of letting down public sector workers, while the Government has been critical of the decision to suspend work for an entire day.

But who do you think is to blame for the impasse? Please vote in our poll, which can be found on the right hand side of this page.

And don’t remember, pick up your Gazette tomorrow for extensive coverage, including an interview with a UNISON official, a full list of striking schools and the thoughts of the town’s MP, Lib Dem Stephen Lloyd.