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2017 had lowest number of labour disputes since records began

Makbool Javaid
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Latest ONS labour dispute statistics for the UK in 2017 show there were 276,000 working days lost due to labour disputes, the sixth lowest annual total since records began in 1891. There were 79 stoppages, the lowest figure since records for stoppages began in 1891. There were 33,000 workers involved in labour disputes, the lowest figure since records for workers involved began in 1893. The number of working days lost in the private sector in 2017 – 232,000 – was the largest since 1996 (when figures were first broken down) and the number of working days lost in the public sector in 2017  – 44,000 – was the lowest figure on record.


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