E Competitive markets
                                                    2.6 Industrial relations

Why is it significant?

The overall employer-employee relations’ climate is important in terms of ensuring a constructive dialogue, partnership at work and improved business performance. 

How does the UK perform?

The number of days lost to industrial stoppages between 1995-1999 remained at historically low levels. The UK has seen a lower rate of labour disputes than Canada, Italy, France or the US, but does not perform as well as Germany and Japan, where the rates are very low. (Chart 2.6). 

Last updated on 20 November 2003