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6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Dec 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/03/2008   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Quarter
Year ended
September 2007
December 2007
December 2006
December 2007

Number of disputes
Commenced in period (no.)
41
33
200
134
Total (no.)
45
36
202
135
Employees involved
Newly involved ('000)
5.3
23.6
122.6
35.9
Total ('000)
5.9
23.7
122.7
36.0
Working days lost ('000)
11.3
24.4
132.6
49.7

Working days lost
Graph: Working days lost



DECEMBER KEY POINTS


QUARTERLY ESTIMATES
  • For the December quarter 2007, there were 36 disputes, 9 less than in the September quarter 2007.
  • The number of employees involved in industrial disputes in the December quarter 2007 was 23,700, an increase from 5,900 in the September quarter 2007.
  • There were 24,400 working days lost due to industrial disputation in the December quarter 2007, an increase from 11,300 in the September quarter 2007.
  • The Education and Health and community services industries accounted for 19,800 (81%) of the total number of working days lost in the December quarter 2007. The Education and Health and community services industries also had the highest number of working days lost per thousand employees (11.1) for the quarter.
  • In the December quarter 2007, Victoria accounted for 21,000 (86%) of working days lost. Victoria also had the highest number of working days lost per thousand employees (9.1) for the quarter.


YEAR ENDED ESTIMATES
  • During the year ended December 2007, there were 135 disputes, 67 less than in the year ended December 2006.
  • During the year ended December 2007, there were 49,700 working days lost compared with 132,600 in the year ended December 2006.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2008 5 June 2008
June 2008 4 September 2008



REVISIONS

There are no revisions to data in this issue.



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