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6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Jun 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/09/2008   
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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

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
March Quarter 2008
36
39
42.0
42.3
42.8
June Quarter 2008
52
60
59.9
69.0
86.5

2. Industrial disputes which occurred during the quarter, Industry

March Quarter 2008
June 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
0.2
6.2
-
-
Other
0.1
0.6
-
-
Manufacturing
Metal product; Machinery and equipment
0.2
0.6
10.1
27.3
Other
0.2
0.3
0.4
0.6
Construction
2.0
2.9
1.4
2.0
Transport and storage; Communication services
0.5
0.8
1.5
2.4
Education; Health and community services
34.4
19.3
65.6
35.8
Other industries
5.2
1.0
7.5
1.5
All industries
42.8
4.6
86.5
9.2

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

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

March Quarter 2008
June 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
5.7
1.9
51.2
16.8
Victoria
29.2
12.4
14.3
6.0
Queensland
0.1
0.1
6.7
3.6
South Australia
0.1
0.2
9.8
14.5
Western Australia
6.8
6.9
1.4
1.4
Tasmania
0.2
0.9
0.3
1.4
Northern Territory
0.6
6.2
2.8
28.0
Australian Capital Territory
-
0.1
-
-
Australia
42.8
4.6
86.5
9.2

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

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

December Quarter 2007
March 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
7
0.7
1.2
5
0.6
0.3
Employment conditions
10
20.6
21.4
4
13.2
10.7
Other EB related
2
0.2
0.4
1
-
0.1
Non-EB related
Remuneration
-
-
-
2
0.1
0.1
Employment conditions
3
0.4
0.6
2
0.2
0.2
Health and safety
6
0.5
0.3
6
0.8
2.0
Job security
4
0.7
0.3
2
6.4
4.6
Managerial policy
4
0.8
0.9
9
0.9
0.8
Union issues
-
-
-
-
-
-
Other non-EB related
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total
36
23.8
25.0
31
22.2
18.6

WORKING DAYS LOST PER EMPLOYEE INVOLVED

Up to and including 1 day
23
21.6
19.6
25
20.5
14.9
Over 1 day and up to including 2 days
9
2.0
3.0
4
1.3
2.4
Over 2 and less than 5 days
2
0.2
0.4
2
0.3
1.3
5 and less than 10 days
1
0.1
0.6
-
-
-
10 days and over
1
-
1.4
-
-
-
Total
36
23.8
25.0
31
22.2
18.6

REASON WORK RESUMED

Negotiation without intervention of a third party
3
0.6
2.3
7
0.8
1.0
State legislation
3
0.8
0.6
1
0.1
0.1
Federal legislation
5
2.4
2.5
7
1.5
2.3
Pre-determined return to work
17
19.2
19.1
9
19.2
13.8
Resumption without negotiation
5
0.7
0.4
2
0.4
1.3
Mediation
3
0.1
0.1
5
0.2
0.2
Other reasons
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total
36
23.8
25.0
31
22.2
18.6

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) See Explanatory Notes, paragraph 12



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