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6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Dec 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/03/2007   
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TABLES


1. Industrial disputes which occurred during the quarter

Number of disputes
Employees involved
Commenced in period
Total
Newly involved
Total
Working days lost
no.
no.
'000
'000
'000

December Quarter 2004
142
149
29.6
33.6
51.9
March Quarter 2005
109
119
20.3
20.8
45.1
June Quarter 2005
125
138
50.1
53.4
52.8
September Quarter 2005
144
150
68.1
68.4
49.3
December Quarter 2005
84
96
102.1
102.6
81.0
March Quarter 2006
99
101
18.9
19.0
30.1
June Quarter 2006
21
24
37.6
37.7
28.2
September Quarter 2006
r40
r44
6.2
r6.6
20.2
December Quarter 2006
40
50
59.8
60.6
54.2

r revised

2. Industrial disputes which occurred during the quarter, Industry

September Quarter 2006
December Quarter 2006
Working
days lost
Working days lost
per thousand employees
Working
days lost
Working days lost
per thousand employees
'000
'000

Mining
Coal mining
1.2
38.5
0.2
6.6
Other
0.5
5.3
0.1
0.9
Manufacturing
Metal product; Machinery and equipment
10.7
28.5
11.3
30.6
Other
1.6
2.7
1.3
2.1
Construction
1.0
1.6
6.1
9.1
Transport and storage; Communication services
0.5
0.9
1.0
1.7
Education; Health and community services
2.4
1.4
32.1
18.8
Other industries
2.2
0.5
2.1
0.4
All industries
20.2
2.3
54.2
6.0

3. Industrial disputes which occurred during the quarter, States and territories

September Quarter 2006
December Quarter 2006
Working
days lost
Working days lost
per thousand employees
Working
days lost
Working days lost
per thousand employees
'000
'000

New South Wales
3.5
1.2
23.0
7.9
Victoria
r12.7
5.7
28.7
12.9
Queensland
0.4
0.2
0.5
0.3
South Australia
r0.5
0.7
0.9
1.4
Western Australia
0.2
0.3
0.9
1.0
Tasmania
0.2
0.9
0.1
0.7
Northern Territory
0.1
0.7
-
0.1
Australian Capital Territory
2.7
15.4
-
0.1
Australia
20.2
2.3
54.2
6.0

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
r revised

4. Industrial disputes which ended during the quarter(a)

June Quarter 2006
September Quarter 2006
Number of Disputes
Employees Involved
Working days Lost
Number of Disputes
Employees Involved
Working days Lost
no.
'000
'000
no.
'000
'000

CAUSE OF DISPUTE

Enterprise Bargaining (EB) related
Remuneration
3
5.1
5.1
8
4.5
8.9
Employment conditions
-
-
-
7
0.4
0.2
Other EB related
np
-
-
np
-
-
Non-EB related
Remuneration
-
-
-
2
0.1
0.1
Employment conditions
-
-
-
2
0.4
0.2
Health and safety
3
0.4
0.8
2
0.2
0.1
Job security
np
0.1
0.1
6
1.4
6.3
Managerial policy
8
1.6
1.8
7
1.5
4.6
Union issues
np
0.2
0.2
np
0.1
-
Other non-EB related
np
33.1
23.0
-
-
-
Total
20
40.5
30.9
37
8.6
20.4

WORKING DAYS LOST PER EMPLOYEE INVOLVED

Up to and including 1 day
15
34.2
23.6
20
3.2
2.5
Over 1 day and up to including 2 days
np
6.0
6.5
6
2.6
4.3
Over 2 and less than 5 days
np
0.3
0.8
8
2.1
6.5
5 and less than 10 days
-
-
-
np
0.6
4.6
10 days and over
-
-
-
np
0.1
2.4
Total
20
40.5
30.9
37
8.6
20.4

REASON WORK RESUMED

Negotiation without intervention of a third party
3
0.2
0.2
5
1.0
3.8
State legislation
-
-
-
np
-
-
Federal legislation
5
0.5
0.6
5
1.2
2.4
Pre-determined return to work
np
0.1
0.1
14
4.7
8.3
Resumption without negotiation
8
34.4
24.3
np
0.5
0.4
Mediation
np
5.3
5.8
8
1.2
5.5
Other reasons
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total
20
40.5
30.9
37
8.6
20.4

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
(a) See Explanatory Notes, paragraph 12


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