Over 4,000 working days lost to strike action in 2018

Ryanair pilots on strike in July

Over 4,000 were lost to strikes during 2018.

That's a lot fewer than previous years, according to official figures.

Ryanair pilots, Lloyds Pharmacy workers and Tesco staff were some of those who walked off the job last year.

A total of 10 industrial disputes were in progress during 2018 - involving over 1,800 workers.

They were in areas from finance and real estate to transport and storage.

New CSO figures show it cost the state 4,050 days - the lowest level of disruption in 7 years.

In 2017, over 50,000 days were lost because of strike action.

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