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6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Mar 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/06/2009   
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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

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
61.5
36.2
December Quarter 2008
38
43
61.1
62.9
31.1
March Quarter 2009
45
48
5.3
8.4
11.6


2 Industrial disputes which occurred during the quarter, Industry

December Quarter 2008
March Quarter 2009
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
-
-
0.7
20.2
Other mining
-
-
-
0.4
Manufacturing
Metal product etc(a)
0.6
1.8
0.6
1.6
Other manufacturing
0.3
0.5
1.6
2.6
Construction
3.3
4.6
4.3
6.1
Transport, postal and warehousing
np
np
0.7
1.3
Education and training; Health care and social assistance
19.5
10.8
0.1
0.1
Other industries(a)
np
np
3.6
0.7
All industries
31.1
3.3
11.6
1.2

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
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

December Quarter 2008
March Quarter 2009
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
16.7
5.6
3.4
1.1
Victoria
6.6
2.8
4.2
1.8
Queensland
1.3
0.7
2.5
1.3
South Australia
np
5.9
np
0.3
Western Australia
1.8
1.8
np
1.2
Tasmania
np
1.8
np
0.1
Northern Territory
np
0.3
np
0.5
Australian Capital Territory
np
0.9
-
-
Australia
31.1
3.3
11.6
1.2

- 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)

September Quarter 2008
December Quarter 2008
Total Number of disputes
Employees involved
Working days lost
Total Number of disputes
Employees involved
Working days lost
no.
'000
'000
no.
'000
'000

CAUSE OF DISPUTE

Remuneration
12
0.7
1.6
6
1.0
2.5
Employment conditions (EB)
18
17.9
32.3
12
48.2
20.9
Other EB related
1
0.3
0.2
3
0.3
0.3
Remuneration
2
0.3
0.3
5
1.3
1.9
Employment conditions
2
-
0.1
1
37.7
59.5
Health and safety
1
0.2
0.1
1
0.1
0.1
Job security
3
0.7
0.7
2
0.1
0.1
Managerial policy
7
0.8
0.6
8
4.7
6.9
Union issues
4
0.9
0.6
2
1.1
0.8
Non EB related
1
-
-
-
-
-
Total
51
21.9
36.6
40
94.6
92.9

WORKING DAYS LOST PER EMPLOYEE INVOLVED

Up to and including 1 day
27
3.4
2.3
23
50.6
17.8
Over 1 day and up to including 2 days
14
11.8
17.1
6
41.4
65.8
Over 2 and less than 5 days
7
6.4
15.1
8
2.3
7.7
5 and less than 10 days
2
np
np
2
np
np
10 days and over
1
np
np
1
np
np
Total
51
21.9
36.6
40
94.6
92.9

REASON WORK RESUMED

Negotiation without intervention of a third party
9
1.5
2.7
10
2.9
1.0
State legislation
1
0.1
0.1
3
0.5
0.4
Federal legislation
6
1.1
1.4
3
0.7
1.5
Pre-determined return to work
24
18.2
31.8
17
88.0
83.1
Resumption without negotiation
10
0.9
0.6
7
2.5
6.9
Mediation
1
-
-
-
-
-
Total
51
21.9
36.6
40
94.6
92.9

- 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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