The number of strikes observed during the first half of 2013 jumped 14% compared to the same period last year. Affected enterprises rose from 97 to 111.
However, a decrease was shown in the number of employees who participated in the strike, i.e. a rate of 14% compared to what it was in 2011.
Regarding the working days lost due to these strikes, there was a 25% growth compared to the three months of 2012. These strikes have hit 111 companies including 92 private.
As for the distribution of strikes by region, the governorate of Ben Arous is among the regions most affected by the strikes with 19%, followed Sfax (15%) and Zaghouan ad Nabeul with 10%.
Regarding the status of strikes during this period, the figures show that about 60% of sit-ins are legal. In fact, 75 is the number of strikes authorized out of 126 against 53 legal strikes out of 111 strikes in 2011, or 48%, bringing the rate of authorized strikes to 42%.
According to the structures related to labor inspection and reconciliation, 255 strike notices were recorded during the first quarter of 2013 against 232 notices until the end of March 2012, which represents an increase of 10%. It is important to note that 172 notices were canceled, while 65 notices are in arbitration. The success rate under reconciliation structures is 67%.
The service sector and maintenance showed the highest percentage of strikes (72%), followed by mechanical engineering (21%) and textile, clothing and leather (17 %).