RTTNews - Wednesday, a report by Statistics New Zealand said there were just two work stoppages in the March quarter, which is the lowest figure since the March 2003 quarter, when there was just one stoppage. Both the stoppages were in the form of strikes, the report noted.

At the same time, the statistical office said due to lower number of stoppage for the first quarter, no industry details were published.

In the year ended March, there were 22 work stoppages, which is four less than that seen in the same period last year. The stoppages consisted of 18 complete strikes and four partial strikes.

Moreover, these stoppages involved 4,944 employees, and losses of 8,588 person-days of work and an estimated NZ$2.4 million in wages and salaries.

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