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Industrial disputes up

THERE were only two industrial disputes in the first quarter of 2013, involving 107 workers and two companies.

However, the Central Statistics Office figure is an increase on the same period last year, where 75 workers were involved, resulting in 161 days lost.

Last year, 8,486 days were lost to industrial disputes, which is a significant rise on 2011, when 3,695 days were lost, the CSO said.