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Lost Working Days

Volume 982: debated on Wednesday 2 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many working days have been lost through industrial disputes since 3 May 1979; and how this figure compares with the previous 12 months.

The number of working days lost in industrial disputes from 1 May 1979 to 29 February 1980 was 27·7 million—monthly average 2·8 million. The total for the previous 12 months was 14·4 million—monthly average 1·2 million.