Newly released data
from the ONS has revealed the historical low number of strikes in the UK
in 2017. Referred to as 'stoppages', the figure of 79 is the lowest since records began in 1891 and a continuation of the general downward trend over the past two decades. However the ONS also notes that despite a lower number of stoppages, the amount of working days lost has remained quite stable in recent years, showing that while there are less strikes, large-scale stoppages have become more common.