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Strikes (Statistics)

Volume 21: debated on Tuesday 30 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many strikes there have been in (a) private sector companies and (b) companies in the public sector since June 1979 to the latest convenient date.

The information available on stoppages beginning in the years 1979 and 1980 is as follows:

Number of industrial stoppages recorded
Private sectorPublic sector
These figures are not comprehensive, or fully comparable between the public and private sectors, because of the difficulty of ensuring full recording of small disputes. Morevsesr, some stoppages involving workers in both the public and private sectors have been allocated to the sector more affected.