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|Disputes in Progress|
There were three industrial disputes in progress in the first quarter of 2019 involving three firms, and resulting in an estimated 27,415 days lost in the quarter. See table 1.
There was one dispute during the same period last year which resulted in 290 days lost. See table 2.
Days lost for one industrial dispute in the Human health and social work activities sector are estimated and, as such, should be treated with caution. The CSO has at the time of publication also been unable to establish the number of workers involved in this industrial dispute.
|Table 1 Industrial Disputes which began or were in progress in the first quarter of 2019|
|Disputes in progress during Q1 2019|
|Economic sector (NACE Rev. 2)||Disputes which began in Q1 2019||Number of disputes||Number of firms||Number of workers||Total days lost|
|A Agriculture, forestry and fishing||-||-||-||-||-|
|G Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles||-||-||-||-||-|
|H Transportation and storage||-||-||-||-||-|
|I Accommodation and food service activities||-||-||-||-||-|
|J Information and communication||-||-||-||-||-|
|K-L Financial, insurance and real estate activities||-||-||-||-||-|
|M Professional, scientific and technical activities||-||-||-||-||-|
|N Administrative and support service activities||1||1||1||400||400|
|O Public administration and defence; compulsory social security||-||-||-||-||-|
|Q Human health and social work activities 1||2||2||2||n/a1||27,015 2|
|R-U Other NACE activities||-||-||-||-||-|
|All NACE Economic Sectors Q1 2019||3||3||3||n/a1||27,415 2|
|1Unable to establish the number of workers invoved in one dispute in this economic sector|
|2 Estimate subject to revision|
|Table 2 Industrial Disputes which began or were in progress in each quarter, 2012-2019|
|Disputes in progress|
|Year||Quarter||Disputes which began1||Number of disputes 2||Number of firms involved (2,3)||Number of workers involved 2||Total days lost|
|2019||Quarter 1||3||3||3||n/a 4||27,415|
|1 See Scope and Days Lost in Background Notes for more information on criteria for inclusion of disputes.|
|2 The quarterly totals in these columns will not always add to the annual total since an Industrial Dispute can be in progress in more than one quarter.|
|3 Total number of firms not available as the CSO was unable to establish the number of firms involved in one industrial dispute in the Construction sector in Q2 and Q3 2017.|
|4Unable to establish the number of workers invoved in one dispute in Q1 2019.|
The information on Industrial Disputes is based on details supplied by the Industrial Relations Section, Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation (https://www.dbei.gov.ie/en/) and on information collected directly from other sources by the Central Statistics Office.
Disputes are included in this release if they involve a stoppage of work lasting for at least one day and the total time lost is 10 or more person-days.
In calculating days lost, it is assumed that work would have continued if no dispute had occurred. No allowance is made for loss of work from unemployment or other causes (such as bad weather) which might have happened even if there was no dispute. The number of days lost is calculated by multiplying the number of persons involved by the number of normal working days during which they were involved in the dispute. Persons working for approximately 40 hours per week are assumed to be working the equivalent of a 5 day week even if the work is spread over more than 5 days.
The tables show data on disputes which began and disputes which were in progress in each quarter. The quarterly figures for the number of disputes in progress and for the number of firms and workers involved will not always add to the annual total, since an industrial dispute can be in progress in more than one quarter.
The reference quarters for Industrial Disputes results are:
Q1 - January to March, Q2 - April to June, Q3 - July to September and Q4 - October to December.Hide Background Notes
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