Job jitters keep British workers from going on strike
18 May 2011
Strikes hit an 80-year low in the year to March, as worried workers shunned industrial militancy and swallowed pay deals well behind inflation, figures showed today.
The 145,000 days lost to disputes is the joint lowest since the Office for National Statistics' records began in 1931 - but coincide with plans from public sector unions to launch a wave of strikes against coalition spending cuts. [...]
Anyone have reasons to think this is likely to change much in the near future? A few token one day public sector strikes may alter yearly figures a bit but not change much else.