6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, March 2016 Quality Declaration 
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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 2014
36
37
5.6
5.7
9.7
June Quarter 2014
54
60
19.4
19.9
20.2
September Quarter 2014
45
55
18.5
18.9
24.6
December Quarter 2014
52
57
12.0
19.8
16.9
March Quarter 2015
42
46
14.2
14.6
20.4
June Quarter 2015
53
59
17.2
17.8
14.8
September Quarter 2015
70
78
27.3
29.8
29.1
December Quarter 2015
59
72
14.1
20.3
19.1
March Quarter 2016
75
80
23.7
23.9
27.9


2 Industrial disputes which occurred during the quarter, Industry

December Quarter 2015
March Quarter 2016
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
-
-
-
-
Other mining
-
-
-
0.1
Manufacturing
Metal product etc(a)
0.3
1.0
0.6
2.0
Other manufacturing
np
np
np
np
Construction
12.9
16.7
10.8
13.8
Transport, postal and warehousing
np
np
np
np
Education and training; Health care and social assistance
2.2
1.0
4.2
1.8
Other industries(a)
2.5
0.4
10.1
1.7
All industries
19.1
1.8
27.9
2.6

- 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 2015
March Quarter 2016
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
1.4
0.4
3.4
1.0
Victoria
4.8
1.8
5.0
1.9
Queensland
11.7
5.5
14.7
6.8
South Australia
np
np
1.8
2.5
Western Australia
np
np
1.1
0.9
Tasmania
np
np
np
np
Northern Territory
0.1
0.5
np
np
Australian Capital Territory
np
np
1.3
6.7
Australia
19.1
1.8
27.9
2.6

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

4 Industrial Disputes which ended during the quarter

September Quarter 2015
December Quarter 2015
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
0.4
1.0
8
0.3
0.7
Employment conditions
26
9.4
23.9
18
9.7
12.4
Other EB related
2
0.3
0.2
-
-
-
Non-EB related
Remuneration
-
-
-
-
-
-
Employment conditions
2
np
np
3
0.2
0.3
Health and safety
10
2.6
4.0
26
4.1
4.0
Job security
6
0.8
2.7
-
-
-
Managerial policy
6
0.7
0.8
3
0.2
0.2
Union issues
5
np
np
7
6.6
5.5
Other non-EB related
-
-
-
2
8.3
6.0
Total
64
14.7
33.2
67
29.3
29.0

WORKING DAYS LOST PER EMPLOYEE INVOLVED

Up to and including 1 day
32
9.9
6.4
45
26.2
19.7
Over 1 day and up to including 2 days
16
3.0
5.1
9
0.7
0.9
Over 2 and less than 5 days
3
0.8
2.9
8
2.2
6.5
5 and less than 10 days
9
0.8
5.8
2
np
np
10 days and over
4
0.1
13.1
3
np
np
Total
64
14.7
33.2
67
29.3
29.0

REASON WORK RESUMED

Negotiation without intervention of a third party
14
1.6
3.9
12
1.2
2.4
State legislation
-
-
-
1
np
np
Federal legislation
3
np
np
-
-
-
Pre-determined return to work
32
10.0
21.9
36
26.6
25.2
Resumption without negotiation
10
np
np
16
1.3
1.3
Mediation
5
0.5
2.4
2
np
np
Other reasons
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total
64
14.7
33.2
67
29.3
29.0

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