Labour & Regulatory Services - Research, Legislation & Policy

Annual Work Stoppages in Manitoba


(Workplaces in Provincial Jurisdiction Only)

1980 - 2015


Year
Number of Work Stoppages
Number of Employees Affected
Number of
Person-Days Lost
Person-Days Lost per 1000 Paid Workers

1980

50
4,242
75,967
193

1981

34
5,638
185,181
455

1982

10
600
16,181
40

1983

8
512
12,310
30

1984

8
1,766
61,289
146

1985

21
1,916
43,386
83

1986

17
1,378
16,537
40

1987

10
3,025
76,268
174

1988

11
1,352
54,178
125

1989

7
221
2,156
5

1990

6
347
9,257
21

1991

10
10,878
175,252
374

1992

7
398
29,839
47

1993

8
1,196
43,063
98

1994

6
1,205
20,135
45

1995

12
2,105
48,268
106

1996

22
7,275
235,560
515

1997

8
773
13,510
26

1998

12
1,551
32,803
73

1999

7
1,705
86,392
188

2000

10
1,448
40,906
88

2001

11
2,442
63,245
133

2002

8
3,334
22,738
47

2003

9
1,488
13,428
28

2004

7
1,140
12,695
26

2005

5
800
21,693
44

2006

3
783
12,911
26

2007

7
652
5,945
12

2008

2
840
9,600
18

2009

5
3,143
39,117
74

2010

7
1,049
10,668
20

2011

4
672
27,940
52

2012

0
0
0
0

2013

2
270
3,182
6

2014

1
18
90
<1
2015
1
10
536
1

Notes: All work stoppages involving one or more workers are included.
* Provincial jurisdiction includes all workplaces located in the province except air, interprovincial rail, road and pipeline transportation, banking, broadcasting, shipping, telecommunications, crown corporations and federal government administration.

** Work stoppage activity prior to 1989 is based on days lost per 1,000 paid non-agricultural workers.

Source: Human Resources Development Canada (Labour Canada), Strikes and Lockout in Canada, 1980 - 1983, and Research, Legislation and Policy, Manitoba Growth, Enterprise and Trade 1984 to 2015.

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