This is getting like the 1970's now... piss taking cnuts British Gas workers have voted in favour of strikes over claims of "macho management" at the company, the GMB union has announced. The union said 82% of those who voted backed walkouts - a result it branded "an appalling indictment of the management culture". Workers were also asked whether they would support industrial action short of a strike, with 90% registering a 'yes' vote. More than 61% of the 8,000 workers balloted turned out for the vote. The union has given British Gas a week to respond before deciding its next move. GMB national secretary Gary Smith said: "There is a bullying management culture which has developed under the current leadership in British Gas and our people are absolutely sick to the back teeth of it. "They don't want to be under pressure to be sales persons, they don't want to be forced to sell products and energy. "They want to focus on the core business, which is about maintaining people's gas appliances and ensuring they work safely." British Gas said it was disappointed by the ballot result and blasted the union over what it called "false accusations and scaremongering".