This article gives information on labour disputes in 2016 by industry, region, cause, size and duration, comparing the figures with previous years. The article presents year total figures on labour disputes in 2016, and provides a more in-depth analysis of figures than that published as part of the monthly Labour Market Statistical Bulletin.
Labour disputes in the UK: 2016
Analysis of UK labour disputes in 2016, including working days lost, stoppages and workers involved.
Working days lost by principal cause in all industries and services, UK
Annual summary of working days lost by cause of dispute for all industries and services in the UK. Data are from 1999 onwards.
Working days lost, workers involved and stoppages in progress by main cause and industry group, UK
Annual estimates of working days lost, workers involved and stoppages in the UK, by industry group and main cause, including wage rates and earnings, working patterns and conditions, redundancy and dismissal, staffing and trade union matters.
Labour disputes, annual estimates, UK
Annual estimates of stoppages, workers and working days lost from 1891, for the UK.
Working days lost, workers involved and stoppages in progress by region and industry group, UK
Annual estimates of working days lost, workers involved and stoppages in progress, by industry group, English regions and constituent countries of the UK.
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