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6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Sep 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/12/2009   
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1 Industrial disputes which occurred during the quarter

Number of disputes
Employees involved
Commenced in period
Total
Commenced in period
Total
Working days lost
no.
no.
'000
'000
'000

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
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


2 Industrial disputes which occurred during the quarter, Industry

June Quarter 2009
September 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
0.1
2.8
np
np
Other mining
-
0.2
-
-
Manufacturing
Metal product etc(a)
0.8
2.4
6.3
19.2
Other manufacturing
0.8
1.3
3.2
5.3
Construction
7.6
10.6
4.7
6.9
Transport, postal and warehousing
0.3
0.6
np
np
Education and training; Health care and social assistance
31.9
16.9
8.1
4.2
Other industries(a)
5.9
1.1
4.7
0.9
All industries
47.3
5.0
29.1
3.1

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
(a) See Glossary - Industry - for details of industries included.

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

June Quarter 2009
September 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
2.6
0.9
11.2
3.8
Victoria
11.0
4.6
9.6
4.2
Queensland
30.4
15.5
5.6
2.9
South Australia
0.4
0.6
np
np
Western Australia
2.5
2.4
2.1
2.1
Tasmania
np
np
np
np
Northern Territory
np
np
-
-
Australian Capital Territory
np
np
-
-
Australia
47.3
5.0
29.1
3.1

- 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)

March Quarter 2009
June 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
6
0.3
1.5
11
29.8
30.6
Employment conditions
8
3.2
3.1
13
np
np
Other EB related
-
-
-
2
np
np
Non-EB related
Remuneration
1
-
-
1
np
np
Employment conditions
3
0.5
0.7
2
np
np
Health and safety
5
0.6
0.3
10
4.5
5.1
Job security
8
1.5
2.0
2
np
np
Managerial policy
8
0.7
0.7
7
1.5
2.1
Union issues
3
0.5
0.9
4
np
np
Other non-EB related
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total
42
7.4
9.3
52
42.8
50.1

WORKING DAYS LOST PER EMPLOYEE INVOLVED

Up to and including 1 day
24
5.3
2.2
31
35.2
32.9
Over 1 day and up to including 2 days
8
1.5
2.4
9
np
np
Over 2 and less than 5 days
5
0.2
0.6
9
1.5
4.6
5 and less than 10 days
2
0.2
1.2
1
-
0.2
10 days and over
3
0.2
2.9
2
np
np
Total
42
7.4
9.3
52
42.8
50.1

REASON WORK RESUMED

Negotiation without intervention of a third party
5
0.2
0.6
5
0.6
1.3
State legislation
3
0.7
0.6
2
np
np
Federal legislation
8
1.9
3.1
6
0.9
1.1
Pre-determined return to work
20
4.2
4.5
26
np
np
Resumption without negotiation
5
0.4
0.5
8
4.0
3.3
Mediation
1
-
-
5
np
np
Other reasons
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total
42
7.4
9.3
52
42.8
50.1

- 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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