Over 4,000 working days lost to strike action in 2018

Over 4,000 working days lost to strike action in 2018
Ryanair pilots on strike in July

Over 4,000 were lost to strikes during 2018.

That's a lot fewer than previous years, according to official figures.

Ryanair pilots, Lloyds Pharmacy workers and Tesco staff were some of those who walked off the job last year.

A total of 10 industrial disputes were in progress during 2018 - involving over 1,800 workers.

They were in areas from finance and real estate to transport and storage.

New CSO figures show it cost the state 4,050 days - the lowest level of disruption in 7 years.

In 2017, over 50,000 days were lost because of strike action.

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