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6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Dec 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/03/2008   
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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 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
40
44
6.2
6.6
20.2
December Quarter 2006
40
50
59.8
60.6
54.2
March Quarter 2007
32
33
3.5
3.6
6.9
June Quarter 2007
28
32
3.5
4.5
7.1
September Quarter 2007
41
45
5.3
5.9
11.3
December Quarter 2007
33
36
23.6
23.7
24.4

2. Industrial disputes which occurred during the quarter, Industry

September Quarter 2007
December Quarter 2007
Working days lost
Working days lost per thousand employees
Working days lost
Working days lost per thousand employees
'000
'000

Mining
Coal mining
1.5
62.6
-
-
Other
-
0.3
-
-
Manufacturing
Metal product; Machinery and equipment
2.2
5.9
0.7
1.9
Other
3.7
5.9
0.4
0.6
Construction
2.0
3.1
2.6
3.8
Transport and storage; Communication services
1.0
1.7
0.2
0.3
Education; Health and community services
0.3
0.1
19.8
11.1
Other industries
0.6
0.1
0.7
0.1
All industries
11.3
1.2
24.4
2.6

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

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

September Quarter 2007
December Quarter 2007
Working days lost
Working days lost per thousand employees
Working days lost
Working days lost per thousand employees
'000
'000

New South Wales
3.6
1.2
1.1
0.4
Victoria
6.4
2.8
21.0
9.1
Queensland
0.3
0.2
0.6
0.3
South Australia
0.1
0.2
-
0.1
Western Australia
0.9
0.9
1.3
1.3
Tasmania
-
0.1
0.2
1.2
Northern Territory
-
-
0.1
1.4
Australian Capital Territory
-
-
-
-
Australia
11.3
1.2
24.4
2.6

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

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

June Quarter 2007
September Quarter 2007
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
6
0.7
3.1
7
1.2
5.1
Employment conditions
4
0.9
4.2
3
0.5
1.7
Other EB related
3
0.2
0.4
5
0.2
1.9
Non-EB related
Remuneration
np
0.1
0.2
3
0.2
0.2
Employment conditions
-
-
-
np
0.1
-
Health and safety
4
0.3
0.1
5
0.4
0.3
Job security
4
0.6
0.8
3
0.1
0.1
Managerial policy
3
0.9
1.1
13
1.4
0.9
Union issues
np
0.1
0.1
-
-
-
Other non-EB related
-
-
-
np
1.8
1.3
Total
28
3.7
9.9
42
5.8
11.5

WORKING DAYS LOST PER EMPLOYEE INVOLVED

Up to and including 1 day
17
1.8
1.4
26
4.4
2.9
Over 1 day and up to including 2 days
4
0.7
1.1
6
0.3
0.5
Over 2 and less than 5 days
4
1.0
4.4
3
0.4
1.6
5 and less than 10 days
np
0.1
0.4
3
0.6
3.8
10 days and over
np
0.2
2.6
4
0.2
2.8
Total
28
3.7
9.9
42
5.8
11.5

REASON WORK RESUMED

Negotiation without intervention of a third party
4
0.2
1.0
10
0.8
4.3
State legislation
np
-
0.1
np
0.1
-
Federal legislation
4
0.9
1.0
6
1.5
3.7
Pre-determined return to work
11
1.6
6.8
15
1.1
1.8
Resumption without negotiation
6
0.8
0.7
8
2.3
1.6
Mediation
np
0.3
0.4
np
-
-
Other reasons
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total
28
3.7
9.9
42
5.8
11.5

- 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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