Trade union campaigners say there is now widespread public support for the idea of ‘worker directors’ in UK boardrooms, with even a sizeable majority of Conservative voters backing such a move.
A poll by Survation for the Unions21 think-tank found 76% of UK employees and 89% of trade union members are in favour of workforce representatives sitting on company boards of directors.
Labour voters were most strongly in favour, with 85% in support, followed by Liberal Democrat voters with 81% and Conservative voters with 70%.
More than half of all respondents (53%) said they would support 10% or 20% of seats on company boards being reserved by law for workforce representatives.
Only 7% of employees were opposed to legally reserving any seats for workforce representatives.
Campaigners say the figures reflect growing popular demands for greater corporate accountability in the wake of the banking crisis.
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Voter support for employee directors
Just spotted this, excerpt below: