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6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Jun 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/09/2011   
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Quarter
Year ended
March 2011
June 2011
June 2010
June 2011

Number of disputes
Commenced in period (no.)
31
43
225
199
Total (no.)
37
53
231
209
Employees involved
Newly involved ('000)
10.5
12.8
60.2
52.7
Total ('000)
11.1
14.6
62.6
54.5
Working days lost ('000)
19.7
66.2
126.5
159.8


Working days lost
Graph: Quarterly Industrial Disputes Data from 9/2007 onwards - PPW graph data



JUNE KEY POINTS


QUARTERLY ESTIMATES
  • For the June quarter 2011, there were 53 disputes, 16 more than in the March quarter 2011.
  • The number of employees involved in industrial disputes in the June quarter 2011 was 14,600, an increase from 11,100 in the March quarter 2011.
  • There were 66,200 working days lost due to industrial disputation in the June quarter 2011, an increase from 19,700 in the March quarter 2011.
  • The Construction industry accounted for 34,200 (52%) of the total number of working days lost in the June quarter 2011.
  • In the June quarter 2011, Queensland accounted for 29,300 (44%) of working days lost.


YEAR ENDED ESTIMATES
  • During the year ended June 2011, there were 209 disputes, 22 fewer than in the year ended June 2010.
  • During the year ended June 2011, there were 159,800 working days lost compared with 126,500 in the year ended June 2010.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2011 1 December 2011
December 2011 8 March 2012



REVISIONS

There are no revisions to data in this issue.


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