Wednesday, August 20 11:08:12
During the second quarter of 2014 there were 8,014 days lost to industrial disputes compared to 3,417 for the same period last year, latest CSO figures show.
Six industrial disputes began in the second quarter of 2014 and one dispute carried over from the first quarter of 2014.
The seven industrial disputes in progress in the second quarter of 2014 involved 1,681 workers and seven firms.
There were three disputes for the same period last year involving 2,408 workers.
The Industry sector accounted for 89pc of total days lost in the second quarter of 2014.
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