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Industrial disputes in last 3 months total nearly 30 years in workdays

Latest figures from the CSO show 7,754 workdays were lost from April to June this year.

The picket at Bord na Móna earlier this year.
The picket at Bord na Móna earlier this year.
Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

NEARLY 30 YEARS worth of workdays (based on a five-day work week) were lost in the second quarter of 2012 in industrial disputes in Ireland, latest figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) reveal.

In total, 7,754 days were lost to three industrial disputes, compared to just 572 for the same period in 2011, an increase of over 1,300 percent.

Of the most recent disputes, two were in the industry sector, where a total of 1,310 employees between both Irish Cement and Bord na Móna lost a total of 6,114 days.

The third dispute, by Musgraves, involved 135 employees, where a total of 1,640 days were lost.

Read: Irish Cement workers strike over unpaid money and planned pay cuts >

Read: Bord na Móna staff to stage two more work stoppages >

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Paul Hyland

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