6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Mar 2018 Quality Declaration 
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Quarter
Year ended
December 2017
March 2018
March 2017
March 2018

Number of disputes
Commenced in period (no.)
46
18
206
145
Total (no.)
67
23
214
153
Employees involved
Newly involved ('000)
14.7
3.8
104.1
47.6
Total ('000)
17.1
4.0
104.8
52.7
Working days lost ('000)
36.7
14.9
122.2
137.7

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MARCH KEY POINTS


QUARTERLY ESTIMATES
  • In March quarter 2018, there were 23 disputes, 44 fewer than in December quarter 2017.
  • The number of employees involved in industrial disputes in March quarter 2018 was 4,000, a decrease from 17,100 in December quarter 2017.
  • There were 14,900 working days lost due to industrial disputation in March quarter 2018, a decrease from 36,700 in December quarter 2017.
  • The Coal Mining industry (6,600) had the highest number of working days lost by industry, accounting for 44% of total working days lost.
  • Queensland (7,100) had the highest number of working days lost of any state or territory in March quarter 2018, accounting for 47% of total working days lost. Queensland also had the highest number of working days lost per thousand employees (3.2) for the quarter.


YEAR ENDED ESTIMATES
  • During the year ended March 2018, there were 153 disputes, 61 fewer than in the year ended March 2017.
  • Over the same period, there were 137,700 working days lost, 13% more than in the year ended March 2017 (122,200).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2018 6 September 2018


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