Labour Market Division
Telephone: +44 (0)1633 456589
Frequency of release: Annually
Geographical coverage: UK
Geographical breakdown: Region
Survey name(s): Labour Disputes Statistics
There were 443,600 working days lost through labour disputes in 2013, which compares to 248,800 in 2012.
There were 114 stoppages of work because of labour disputes in 2013. This compares with 131 stoppages in 2012 and 149 stoppages in 2011.
The majority of working days lost (82 per cent) were in the public sector, while the number of total stoppages (114) was more evenly split with 56 per cent in the private sector and the remaining 44% in the public sector.
94 per cent of working days lost were due to wage disputes.