Number of Spanish strikes falls 25 percent
The Local · 21 Jan 2015, 10:16
Published: 21 Jan 2015 10:16 GMT+01:00
- Madrid taxi drivers strike to protest Uber app (14 Oct 14)
- 513 trains cancelled in national rail strike (31 Jul 14)
- Coca-Cola workers slam lay-off deal (20 Feb 14)
The number of hours lost to strikes in Spain in 2014 fell 40.1 percent to 9,190,180, the figures from the Spanish Confederation of Employers' Organizations (CEOE) reveals.
Meanwhile, the total number of strikers was 328,256, or 43.6 percent less than a year earlier.
The sectors most affected by strikes in 2014 were transport and communications (132,816 hours lost), the health sector, with 72,912 hours lost, and the metalwork and hospitality industries.
Strike activity in public sector business or organizations was down 30.77 percent to 180, while the number of workers participating in such strikes was down 29.1 percent.