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6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Jun 2012 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/09/2012   
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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 2010
48
56
12.3
13.9
24.0
September Quarter 2010
62
72
14.2
16.0
46.6
December Quarter 2010
63
70
15.2
17.0
27.2
March Quarter 2011
31
37
10.5
11.1
19.7
June Quarter 2011
43
53
12.8
14.7
66.2
September Quarter 2011
53
66
63.9
66.4
101.3
December Quarter 2011
59
74
46.7
51.6
54.3
March Quarter 2012
36
43
6.2
6.7
35.8
June Quarter 2012
47
53
68.5
70.0
101.7


2 Industrial disputes which occurred during the quarter, Industry

March Quarter 2012
June Quarter 2012
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
15.4
286.9
9.6
152.7
Other mining
-
-
-
-
Manufacturing
Metal product etc(a)
0.5
1.4
0.6
1.8
Other manufacturing
7.1
12.4
12.5
21.8
Construction
6.0
8.0
9.0
12.1
Transport, postal and warehousing
2.2
4.6
0.2
0.5
Education and training; Health care and social assistance
2.4
1.2
67.8
31.7
Other industries(a)
2.1
0.4
2.0
0.3
All industries
35.8
3.5
101.7
9.9

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) See Glossary - Industry - for details of industries included.

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

March Quarter 2012
June Quarter 2012
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
2.9
0.9
50.1
15.5
Victoria
12.9
5.1
25.0
9.6
Queensland
np
np
26.2
12.5
South Australia
np
np
np
np
Western Australia
0.3
0.3
np
np
Tasmania
-
-
-
-
Northern Territory
-
-
-
-
Australian Capital Territory
-
-
np
np
Australia
35.8
3.5
101.7
9.9

- 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

December Quarter 2011
March Quarter 2012
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
17
3.3
13.1
7
0.4
0.6
Employment conditions
r36
r47.8
r57.3
18
3.3
19.6
Other EB related
-
-
-
-
-
-
Non-EB related
Remuneration
-
-
-
1
np
np
Employment conditions
-
-
-
-
-
-
Health and safety
4
0.4
0.3
4
0.4
0.4
Job security
1
0.1
0.2
1
np
np
Managerial policy
6
0.5
0.5
2
0.2
0.2
Union issues
3
1.1
1.3
4
np
np
Other non-EB related
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total
r67
r53.2
r72.6
37
5.1
21.6

WORKING DAYS LOST PER EMPLOYEE INVOLVED

Up to and including 1 day
r35
r42.3
r20.0
16
1.8
1.2
Over 1 day and up to including 2 days
17
3.3
4.5
8
1.3
2.2
Over 2 and less than 5 days
7
2.8
6.7
5
1.3
3.0
5 and less than 10 days
5
np
np
4
0.1
0.9
10 days and over
3
np
np
4
0.5
14.2
Total
r67
r53.2
r72.6
37
5.1
21.6

REASON WORK RESUMED

Negotiation without intervention of a third party
10
1.5
3.1
5
0.5
1.6
State legislation
1
np
np
-
-
-
Federal legislation
4
0.2
0.2
7
0.8
1.0
Pre-determined return to work
r47
r50.8
r69.0
22
3.7
18.9
Resumption without negotiation
4
0.5
0.2
3
0.1
0.1
Mediation
1
np
np
-
-
-
Other reasons
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total
r67
r53.2
r72.6
37
5.1
21.6

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



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