BRES ASHE and Labour Disputes Branch
Telephone: +44 (0)1633 456728
Frequency of release: Annually
Geographical coverage: UK
Geographical breakdown: Region
Survey name(s): Labour Disputes Statistics
There were 248,800 working days lost through labour disputes in 2012, which compares to 1,389,700 in 2011.
There were 131 stoppages of work because of labour disputes in 2012. This compares with 149 stoppages in 2011 and 92 stoppages in 2010.
The majority of working days lost (79 per cent) were in the public sector, while the number of total stoppages (131) was more evenly split with 52 per cent in the Private sector with the remaining 48 per cent in the Public sector.
68 per cent of working days lost were due to wage disputes.