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6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Mar 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/06/2010   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Quarter
Year ended
December 2009
March 2010
March 2009
March 2010

Number of disputes
Commenced in period (no.)
69
42
183
230
Total (no.)
81
54
191
235
Employees involved
Newly involved ('000)
25.1
7.2
135.9
88.1
Total ('000)
27.0
13.2
145.1
91.9
Working days lost ('000)
44.7
28.8
165.4
149.9


Working days lost
Graph: Working days lost



MARCH KEY POINTS


QUARTERLY ESTIMATES
  • For the March quarter 2010, there were 54 disputes, 27 fewer than in the December quarter 2009.
  • The number of employees involved in industrial disputes in the March quarter 2010 was 13,200, a decrease from 27,000 in the December quarter 2009.
  • There were 28,800 working days lost due to industrial disputation in the March quarter 2010, a decrease from 44,700 in the December quarter 2009.
  • The Construction industry accounted for 12,300 (43%) of the total number of working days lost in the March quarter 2010.
  • In the March quarter 2010, Western Australia accounted for 13,600 (47%) of working days lost. Western Australia also had the highest number of working days lost per thousand employees (13.1) for the quarter.


YEAR ENDED ESTIMATES
  • During the year ended March 2010, there were 235 disputes, 44 more than in the year ended March 2009.
  • During the year ended March 2010, there were 149,900 working days lost compared with 165,400 in the year ended March 2009.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2010 2 September 2010
September 2010 2 December 2010



REVISIONS

There are no revisions to data in this issue.


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