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322,000 working days lost to industrial disputes in 2016
The Office for National Statistics reported that 322,000 working days were lost in 2016 compared with 170,000 the previous year.
Despite the increase, the total was the eighth lowest since records began in 1891.
The junior doctors' dispute over new contracts in England accounted for 129,000 lost working days, 40% of the total.
Junior doctors' dispute over new contracts in England accounted for 129,000 lost working days
There were 154,000 workers involved in disputes last year, higher than the record low of 81,000 in 2015 but still low by historical levels.
The North East and London had the most working days lost per 1,000 employees.
The ONS said the amount of industrial action has reduced significantly in the last 30 years.
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Junior doctors striking outside St Thomas' Hospital in London
There were 101 separate stoppages last year, five fewer than in 2015, but the number of working days lost per dispute doubled to almost 3,200.
More than 1.5 million workers, including miners, dockers, printers and railwaymen, joined the General Strike in 1926.
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