Decent work statistical indicators: strikes and lockouts statistics in the
Based on the analysis of the three major international programmes which aim
at the regular publication of international labour disputes statistics, the author argues that currently the
measure which best reconciles the number of days lost due to industrial action with the varying sizes of countries’ employed population and provides a reasonable basis for international comparisons is the
rate of days not worked due to strikes and lockouts (per 1.000 employees).