Fall in industrial action
by Niall Shanahan

Last year had the lowest number of days lost to industrial action since 2012 according to new Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) figures. The WRC’s latest annual report reveals that just over 4,000 days were lost to industrial disputes in 2018. Just over 1,100 workers were involved.

These statistics include four days of strike action by Fórsa members at Roscommon County Council and five days at Ryanair last summer.

The number of days lost to industrial action in 2018 was over 90% lower than in the previous year when just over 50,000 days were lost through strikes.

While the WRC report describes 2018 as a relatively peaceful year, it said it received over 1,000 requests for conciliation. This is a 13% increase on 2017.

The WRC Annual Report 2018 is available HERE.

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