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Lowest number of quarterly stoppages in seven years
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  21 July 2010

Work Stoppages: March 2010 quarter  –  Media Release

The March 2010 quarter had the lowest number of work stoppages since the March 2003 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today.

The one work stoppage which ended in the March 2010 quarter was a complete strike.

Thirty stoppages ended in the March 2010 year. These stoppages involved 10,622 employees, losses of 18,240 person-days of work, and an estimated $3.1 million in wages and salaries during the same period. 
 

Geoff Bascand 21 July 2010
Government Statistician

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