STRIKES SURGE

Finweek English Edition - - ECONOMICTRENDS -

The first three quar­ters of 2010 were char­ac­terised by ex­ten­sive in­dus­trial ac­tion in, es­pe­cially, the min­ing, man­u­fac­tur­ing and govern­ment sec­tors. In the nine months to Septem­ber 2010, roughly 13,4m work­ing man-days were lost due to in­dus­trial ac­tion com­pared with 2,8m in 2009 as a whole. Wage de­mands were the main rea­son for in­dus­trial ac­tion, ac­count­ing for 98% of days lost.

Work­ing days lost due to strike ac­tion

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