Skip to content

Release: Labour Disputes - Annual Article, 2010

Released: 01 August 2012 Next edition: 15 August 2012


Dominic Hale

BRES ASHE and Labour Disputes Branch

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 456721

Categories: Labour Market, People in Work, Labour Disputes, Days Lost Due to Industrial Action, Collective Agreement, Employer-employee Dialogue

Frequency of release: Annually

Language: English

Geographical coverage: UK

Geographical breakdown: Region

Survey name(s): Labour Disputes Statistics

  • There were 365,300 working days lost through labour disputes in 2010, which compares to 455,200 in 2009.

  • There were 92 stoppages of work because of labour disputes in 2010, the lowest annual total since records began. The 2010 figure of 92 compares with 98 stoppages in 2009 and 144 stoppages in 2008.

  • The majority of working days lost (86 per cent) were in the public sector, while the number of total stoppages (92) was more evenly split with 51 per cent in the Public sector with the remaining 49 per cent in Private.

  • 86 per cent of working days lost were due to redundancy disputes.

Statistics on UK breakdown of labour disputes covering: number of working days lost and number of stoppages. The statistics relate to both 'strikes' and 'lockouts'.

Content from the Office for National Statistics.
© Crown Copyright applies unless otherwise stated.