Ireland: Days lost to industrial action in 2014 highest in 13 years
The latest figures from the Central Statistics Office reveal that Ireland lost 44,000 working days to strike action in 2014.
Statistics from the Central Statistics Office show that the number of days lost to industrial action in 2014 in Ireland totalled 44,015 – the second highest figure in the last 13 years.
Some 31,665 workers were involved in industrial action across 11 disputes. The single largest strike – in terms of days lost – was by secondary teachers in December 2014. This involved 27,000 workers and accounted for a total of 23,500 working days lost. A strike at the waste management and recycling company Greyhound, which ended in September, lasted for 14 weeks. The other nine disputes for 2014 involved: Bord na Mona (Boora); the Tyndall Institute ; Irish Rail; JJ Rhatigan; Roadstone Woods; Aer Lingus; National Gallery; South Dublin County Council; and Kerry Foods (Shillelagh).