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6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Mar 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/06/2010   
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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

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
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


2 Industrial disputes which occurred during the quarter, Industry

December Quarter 2009
March 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
np
np
Other mining
0.2
1.5
0.1
0.5
Manufacturing
Metal product etc(a)
2.9
8.8
1.2
3.5
Other manufacturing
3.9
6.5
1.8
3.0
Construction
7.1
10.4
12.3
17.2
Transport, postal and warehousing
15.7
31.6
np
np
Education and training; Health care and social assistance
5.8
3.0
6.0
3.2
Other industries(a)
np
np
3.6
0.6
All industries
44.7
4.7
28.8
3.0

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 2009
March 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
15.1
5.0
9.6
3.1
Victoria
11.4
4.7
2.6
1.1
Queensland
8.1
4.2
2.0
1.0
South Australia
1.7
2.5
0.5
0.7
Western Australia
7.3
7.0
13.6
13.1
Tasmania
0.8
3.8
0.2
1.0
Northern Territory
np
np
np
np
Australian Capital Territory
np
np
np
np
Australia
44.7
4.7
28.8
3.0

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 2009
December Quarter 2009
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
8
1.5
3.9
16
3.4
5.5
Employment conditions
17
2.4
8.4
32
17.6
31.3
Other EB related
1
np
np
1
np
np
Non-EB related
Remuneration
4
0.3
0.4
1
np
np
Employment conditions
1
np
np
2
np
np
Health and safety
12
1.6
1.7
2
np
np
Job security
4
0.4
1.2
3
np
np
Managerial policy
11
0.9
0.8
6
1.1
0.3
Union issues
1
np
np
2
1.2
0.6
Other non-EB related
1
np
np
4
0.9
0.4
Total
60
8.0
18.0
69
27.8
45.1

WORKING DAYS LOST PER EMPLOYEE INVOLVED

Up to and including 1 day
31
2.5
1.8
36
9.8
6.5
Over 1 day and up to including 2 days
12
2.9
4.5
10
13.9
20.4
Over 2 and less than 5 days
12
2.0
6.4
11
3.2
9.3
5 and less than 10 days
2
np
np
7
0.5
2.7
10 days and over
3
np
np
5
0.4
6.2
Total
60
8.0
18.0
69
27.8
45.1

REASON WORK RESUMED

Negotiation without intervention of a third party
11
1.3
5.5
12
1.7
5.5
State legislation
5
0.6
2.2
4
np
np
Federal legislation
9
1.1
2.2
5
0.3
0.3
Pre-determined return to work
23
4.1
7.0
40
20.8
34.0
Resumption without negotiation
5
0.6
0.6
5
1.6
1.1
Mediation
7
0.4
0.5
3
np
np
Other reasons
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total
60
8.0
18.0
69
27.8
45.1

- 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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