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2 Number of strikes by legality

2 Number of strikes by legality

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Technical Report
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This report analyzes the strike activity landscape in Chile during 2020, delving into its general behavior and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on it.

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... keeping with the structure of previous reports, Figure 3.2 shows the number of strikes according to legality. ...
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... previous reports have indicated, this classification includes both unregulated private sector strikes and all public sector strikes. Taking that distinction into account, Figure 3.3 shows that in 2020 the majority of extra-legal strikes were unregulated strikes in the private sector. ...
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... analyzing the monthly variation in strikes recorded in 2020 ( Figure 3.5), the data shows that most strikes (legal or extra-legal) took place during the last four months of the year, except for the month of March, when the number of strikes was comparably high. Figure 3.6 shows the average duration (in days) of each type of strike between 1990 and 2020. ...
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... analyzing the monthly variation in strikes recorded in 2020 ( Figure 3.5), the data shows that most strikes (legal or extra-legal) took place during the last four months of the year, except for the month of March, when the number of strikes was comparably high. Figure 3.6 shows the average duration (in days) of each type of strike between 1990 and 2020. Despite significant variations, the general trend has remained largely stable: legal (private sector) strikes tend to last much longer than extra-legal strikes in either the public or private sector. ...
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... 2020, the historical trend according to which most strikes occur in large companies (77%) was confirmed (see Figure 3.7). However, as in 2019, and compared to the 2010-2018 period, 2020 saw a reduction in the gap between strikes occurring at micro and small companies, and those that took place in medium-sized companies. ...
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... examination of the tactics used in private sector strikes between 2010 and 2020 reveals that major changes took place in 2020. Figure 3.8 shows that the vast majority of striking workers in 2020 resorted to complementary tactics to increase the impact of the strike. ...
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... contrast, 2020 marked the year with the lowest use of disruptive tactics in strikes (they were employed in less than 7% of cases). Figure 3.9 shows the evolution of strike demands between 2010 and 2020 in the private sector of the economy. ...
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... examining the geographic scale of strikes (Figure 3.10) between 2010 and 2020 in the private sector of the economy, we observe a decrease in multi-regional or nationwide strikes. Unlike in previous years, when these strikes accounted for around 8% of the total, only 3.5% of strikes were nationwide or multi-regional in 2020. ...
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... may be attributed to pandemic-related lockdown measures that prevented mass demonstrations typically associated with larger scale strikes (e.g., calls for nationwide marches and walkouts). Figure 3.11 provides information that can help explain the geographic distribution of strikes shown in the previous map. ...
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... Figure 3.12 shows the impact of strikes in 2020 -measured by the number of person-days of work lost (PDWL) per every 100,000 employed-for each economic sector. ...

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