ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Defence-Deep Penetration Strike

the revocation of the Emergency has not meant the end of the employers' offensive. The number of mandays lost because of lock-outs in 1977, it 10.67 million, actually shows a further rise over 1976. At this level it was the highest for any year in this decade. It is also interesting to note that it is the employers who use the lockout weapon most freely. During the period April to December 1977, there were 323 lock-outs in the private sector and nearly four times as many, or 1298, strikes. And net during this period the number of mandays lost due to strikes in the private sector was 5.58 million while that lost due to lockouts was no less than 8.87 million. In other words, the average loss of man- days due to strikes in the private sector during this period was 4,299 per strike, while that due to lock-outs was 27,461 per lock-out.

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