Strik­ing on the rise

Manchester Evening News - - NATIONAL -

THE num­ber of strikes in­creased “sharply” last year, as a grow­ing num­ber of work­ers protest over zero-hour con­tracts, new re­search sug­gests.

Com­mer­cial law firm EMW said the num­ber of strikes in the pub­lic and pri­vate sec­tors in­creased by al­most half, from 66 in 2017/18 to 96 in 2018/19.

Work­ers are in­creas­ingly co-or­di­nat­ing strikes through Face­book groups and Twit­ter hash­tags, par­tic­u­larly in cases where no trade unions are in­volved, said EMW.

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