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6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Dec 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 12/03/2009   
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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 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
March Quarter 2008
36
39
42.0
42.3
42.8
June Quarter 2008
52
60
59.9
69.0
86.5
September Quarter 2008
48
56
9.7
60.5
36.2
December Quarter 2008
38
43
61.1
62.9
31.1

2. Industrial disputes which occurred during the quarter, Industry

September Quarter 2008
December Quarter 2008
Working days lost
Working days lost per thousand employees
Working days lost
Working days lost per thousand employees
'000
'000

Mining
Coal mining
1.6
46.5
-
-
Other
0.2
1.7
-
-
Manufacturing
Metal product; Machinery and equipment
0.2
0.5
0.6
1.7
Other
3.2
5.2
0.3
0.5
Construction
7.1
10.4
3.3
4.6
Transport and storage; Communication services
1.3
2.1
np
np
Education; Health and community services
17.9
9.8
19.5
10.8
Other industries
4.6
0.9
np
np
All industries
36.2
3.9
31.1
3.3

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

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

September Quarter 2008
December Quarter 2008
Working days lost
Working days lost per thousand employees
Working days lost
Working days lost per thousand employees
'000
'000

New South Wales
14.7
5.0
16.7
5.6
Victoria
10.2
4.4
6.6
2.8
Queensland
6.0
3.1
1.3
0.7
South Australia
4.3
6.3
np
np
Western Australia
0.4
0.4
1.8
1.8
Tasmania
0.2
1.0
np
np
Northern Territory
0.4
4.2
np
np
Australian Capital Territory
-
-
np
np
Australia
36.2
3.9
31.1
3.3

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

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

June Quarter 2008
September Quarter 2008
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
0.9
0.5
12
0.7
1.6
Employment conditions
8
20.6
30.1
18
17.9
32.3
Other EB related
1
-
-
1
0.3
0.2
Non-EB related
Remuneration
3
0.5
0.6
2
0.3
0.3
Employment conditions
3
0.6
0.2
2
-
0.1
Health and safety
9
0.9
1.3
1
0.2
0.1
Job security
4
0.3
0.2
3
0.7
0.7
Managerial policy
13
1.9
10.0
7
0.8
0.6
Union issues
2
0.2
0.2
4
0.9
0.6
Other non-EB related
3
0.5
0.3
1
-
-
Total
52
26.5
43.4
51
21.9
36.6

WORKING DAYS LOST PER EMPLOYEE INVOLVED

Up to and including 1 day
35
5.1
3.0
27
3.4
2.3
Over 1 day and up to including 2 days
10
20.4
30.1
14
11.8
17.1
Over 2 and less than 5 days
5
0.2
0.7
7
6.4
15.1
5 and less than 10 days
1
0.2
0.8
2
np
np
10 days and over
1
0.7
8.8
1
np
np
Total
52
26.5
43.4
51
21.9
36.6

REASON WORK RESUMED

Negotiation without intervention of a third party
8
1.6
9.4
9
1.5
2.7
State legislation
3
0.3
0.9
1
0.1
0.1
Federal legislation
6
1.3
1.1
6
1.1
1.4
Pre-determined return to work
26
22.9
31.7
24
18.2
31.8
Resumption without negotiation
5
0.2
0.2
10
0.9
0.6
Mediation
4
0.1
0.1
1
-
-
Other reasons
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total
52
26.5
43.4
51
21.9
36.6

- 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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