8,486 days lost to industrial disputes in 2012 - CSO

Tuesday 22 January 2013 11.48
Five industrial disputes began during 2012
Five industrial disputes began during 2012

There were 8,486 days lost to industrial disputes last year, according to figures from the Central Statistics Office.

That is a significant rise on 2011, when 3,695 days were lost.

The CSO figures show that there were five disputes in progress during 2012, which involved 1,920 a total of workers.

Two of these disputes accounted for 6,114, or 72%, of the days lost.

Despite the year-on-year increase no days were lost to industrial action during the final three months of last year. This represents the first quarter where no days were lost since Q3 2007.