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Annual work stoppages decrease
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  20 October 2009

Work Stoppages: June 2009 quarter  –  Media Release

Five work stoppages ended in the June 2009 quarter and 18 work stoppages ended in the June 2009 year, Statistics New Zealand said today. Stoppages in the June 2009 year involved 1,551 employees, and losses of 1,783 person-days of work and an estimated $0.3 million in wages and salaries.

In comparison, the 30 stoppages in the June 2008 year involved 7,200 employees, and losses of 17,929 person-days of work and an estimated $3.9 million in wages and salaries.

The five stoppages that ended in the June 2009 quarter were all complete strikes. Seventeen complete strikes and one partial strike ended in the June 2009 year.

Geoff Bascand 20 October 2009
Government Statistician

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