In the past, Britain has been more prone to strikes than any other similar industrial
Government statistics show two
- Working days lost to industrial
disputes fluctuate from year to year (if an industry employing many thousands of workers
is involved in a strike, this inflates the overall figure for a society).
- In 1986, for example, the UK (90
days lost to industrial disputes per 1000 employees) lost fewer days to strikes than:
- Germany (700 days lost per 1000
- Canada (690).
- Italy (390).
- Australia (240).
- Sweden (170).
- USA (126).