20-million-700-thousand working days lost due to strikes
21 September 2011
The Department of Labour has revealed that the almost 20-million-700-thousand working days were lost due to strikes last year
This was the highest work lost days on record.
The department says in its Annual Industrial Action Report for 2010 that the whole public service, as well as large employers in the private sector, had been affected by industrial action.
There were 74 work stoppages during the year, while the previous five years had averaged 71 strikes a year.