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6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Jun 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 02/09/2010   
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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 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
March Quarter 2009
45
48
5.3
8.4
11.6
June Quarter 2009
53
58
40.2
43.9
47.3
September Quarter 2009
66
72
15.6
18.0
29.1
December Quarter 2009
69
81
25.1
27.0
44.7
March Quarter 2010
42
54
7.2
13.2
28.8
June Quarter 2010
48
56
12.3
13.9
24.0


2 Industrial disputes which occurred during the quarter, Industry

March Quarter 2010
June Quarter 2010
Working days lost
Working days lost per thousand employees
Working days lost
Working days lost per thousand employees
'000
no.
'000
no.

Mining
Coal mining
np
np
1.6
43.3
Other mining
0.1
0.5
0.4
2.8
Manufacturing
Metal product etc(a)
1.2
3.5
6.5
19.9
Other manufacturing
1.8
3.0
3.5
6.0
Construction
12.3
17.2
6.5
8.8
Transport, postal and warehousing
np
np
np
np
Education and training; Health care and social assistance
6.0
3.2
np
np
Other industries(a)
3.6
0.6
3.3
0.6
All industries
28.8
3.0
24.0
2.5

np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
(a) See Glossary - Industry - for details of industries included.

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

March Quarter 2010
June Quarter 2010
Working days lost
Working days lost per thousand employees
Working days lost
Working days lost per thousand employees
'000
no.
'000
no.

New South Wales
9.6
3.1
4.0
1.3
Victoria
2.6
1.1
6.2
2.5
Queensland
2.0
1.0
3.8
1.9
South Australia
0.5
0.7
0.2
0.2
Western Australia
13.6
13.1
9.2
8.8
Tasmania
0.2
1.0
np
np
Northern Territory
np
np
np
np
Australian Capital Territory
np
np
np
np
Australia
28.8
3.0
24.0
2.5

np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated

4 Industrial disputes which ended during the quarter(a)

December Quarter 2009
March Quarter 2010
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
16
3.4
5.5
12
2.2
4.8
Employment conditions
32
17.6
31.3
23
6.8
19.1
Other EB related
1
np
np
-
-
-
Non-EB related
Remuneration
1
np
np
-
-
-
Employment conditions
2
np
np
2
2.7
14.3
Health and safety
2
np
np
4
0.4
0.4
Job security
3
np
np
1
np
np
Managerial policy
6
1.1
0.3
2
np
np
Union issues
2
1.2
0.6
1
np
np
Other non-EB related
4
0.9
0.4
1
0.7
0.2
Total
69
27.8
45.1
46
13.0
39.5

WORKING DAYS LOST PER EMPLOYEE INVOLVED

Up to and including 1 day
36
9.8
6.5
16
3.8
3.2
Over 1 day and up to including 2 days
10
13.9
20.4
8
0.5
0.9
Over 2 and less than 5 days
11
3.2
9.3
14
5.5
14.9
5 and less than 10 days
7
0.5
2.7
5
2.8
16.2
10 days and over
5
0.4
6.2
3
0.3
4.4
Total
69
27.8
45.1
46
13.0
39.5

REASON WORK RESUMED

Negotiation without intervention of a third party
12
1.7
5.5
11
0.7
1.7
State legislation
4
np
np
-
-
-
Federal legislation
5
0.3
0.3
7
np
np
Pre-determined return to work
40
20.8
34.0
26
11.3
35.7
Resumption without negotiation
5
1.6
1.1
2
np
np
Mediation
3
np
np
-
-
-
Other reasons
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total
69
27.8
45.1
46
13.0
39.5

- 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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