P212 ORACLE 212 Wed25 Jul ITV 2305:17 STRIKE DAYS DOUBLE The number of working days losr though six months of this ycar. This is compared with the same period in 1978, the figsre rising from 3.359m days to 7.433m days. And more than half of the days were lost tdrough whitf-collar workers like cuwtl servants taking acjion. Bur there were fewer strikes - 1,025 this year compared with 1,232 in 1978. The repojt by the Department of Employment Gazette says familifs spend 12% more at £88.75 a week.