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71,647 Days Lost to Industrial Disputes in 2016

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71,647 Days Lost to Industrial Disputes in 2016

71,647 Days Lost to Industrial Disputes in 2016
March 03
12:23 2017

During 2016 there were 71,647 days lost to industrial disputes, according to figures released by the Central Statistics Office on Friday. This compares with 32,964 days lost in 2015.

There were a total of ten industrial disputes in 2016 compared with nine in 2015. The ten disputes in progress in 2016 involved 29,372 workers and ten firms, whereas 37,760 workers and nine firms were involved in industrial disputes in 2015.

Two disputes in the Education sector accounted for 54,562 of the 71,647 total days lost (76.2%). Of the remaining days lost, 16,362 were in the transport and storage sector.

These figures are released as unions representing staff at Bus Éireann intend to stage a strike from next Monday in protest at plans by management to improve the financial state of the company, according to the Irish Times.

The full CSO report can be read here.

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