Poll: unions enjoy record popularity

A new poll conducted by the STEM agency suggests that trade unions enjoyed record popularity as of early June. STEM reports that just before the nationwide transport strike of June 16th, trade unions were trusted by every second Czech citizen – a level of confidence last seen in 1997. On the other hand, a slight majority of people - 56% - were also doubtful of their political independence. One in ten respondents said they had the utmost faith in the unions.