Work stoppage information is used as an indicator of the state of industrial relations in New Zealand. It focuses particularly on the economic impact of events such as strikes and lockouts, and does not cover forms of industrial unrest such as authorised stopwork meetings, strike notices, protest marches, and public rallies. Demarcation and coverage disputes are included only where the participants are on strike or locked out.
This quarterly release contains statistics on the number of work stoppages that have ended, person-days of work lost, the amount of salaries and wages lost and the number of employees involved.
Time series data is available on Infoshare, in the category 'Work, income and spending' then the group 'Work stoppages'
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