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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Labour disputes by measure, industry and area

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[Collapse]AreaThe number of stoppages by region do not sum to the total for the UK as disputes which affected more than one region have been counted only once.  Also, figures for widespread stoppages which cannot be disaggregated down to<br />regional level are included in the UK total.[Filter]
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[Collapse]IndustryThe classification of industry is based on the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) 1992 for data up until 2004, data for 2005 to 2007 is based on SIC 2003 and data for 2008 onwards is based on SIC 2007.  When a stoppage has been identified as covering more than one broad industry group, the actual number of working days lost and workers involved will be allocated to the specific broad industry group, however, the stoppage will be included in each industry category.[Filter]
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[Collapse]Working days lostFigures are given in thousands.[Collapse]All industries and servicesManufacturing03201000010110
Transport, storage and communication11300050011219
Public administration and defence45644716281356271638273390
All other industries and services28483013268202713372712289
[Collapse]Days lost per 1,000 employeesThe figures for working days lost per thousand employees are based on the latest available mid-year (June) estimates of employee jobs, and are given rounded to the nearest whole number.[Expand]All industries and services1036674374927393335691095352
[Collapse]Workers involvedFigures are given in thousands.[Collapse]All industries and servicesManufacturing0100000000005
Transport, storage and communication11100030011213
Public administration and defence52735319321563291843314452
All other industries and services325534152910232514423014322
[Collapse]Number of stoppagesThe figures given for the number of stoppages in this table relate to “in-progress, in-year” figures.[Collapse]All industries and servicesManufacturing24412212122115
Transport, storage and communication17221392243130
Public administration and defence22435254322219
All other industries and services91110998917101110635


Econ0055: Labour disputes in Wales

ELMS, Welsh Government

Last update: 20 Jun 2012
Was added to StatsWales: 20 Jun 2012

Next Update: No longer updated.
Will be added to StatsWales by: Jun 2013

Source: Office for National Statistics

The Office for National Statistics compiles labour disputes statistics by deriving data from a number of sources: the employer or trade union involved, regular centralised returns from certain major industries and public bodies; and articles in a selection of national and regional newspapers.

Information collected from press cuttings is confirmed with the employer for accuracy. However, if a strike is identified through, for example, press cuttings, but the employer does not want to divulge information, an estimate of days lost and number of workers involved will be made based on the figures given in the press cuttings.

Labour disputes data are collected when a dispute occurs.

Data are made available by industry and cause. They exclude disputes which do not result in a stoppage of work, stoppages involving fewer than ten workers or lasting less than one day unless the total number of working days lost in the dispute is 100 or more. Data are available relating to the number of disputes, the number of workers involved and the number of working days lost.

The data are based on as full coverage as possible given the definitions above, and so are not based on a sample survey. However, errors may arise due to incomplete coverage, in which case the estimated number of stoppages will be affected more than the estimate of the number of working days lost.

Figures for the number of working days lost and the numbers of workers involved are rounded to the nearest 1000 and so there may be some apparent slight discrepancies between the sum of constituent items and the totals as shown.