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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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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Quarter
Year ended
June Quarter 2009
September Quarter 2009
September Quarter 2008
September Quarter 2009

Number of disputes
Commenced in period (no.)
53
66
169
202
Total (no.)
58
72
172
207
Employees involved
Newly involved ('000)
40.2
15.6
135.1
122.2
Total ('000)
43.9
18.0
135.2
124.0
Working days lost ('000)
47.3
29.1
189.8
119.1


Working days lost
Graph: Working days lost



SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


QUARTERLY ESTIMATES
  • For the September quarter 2009, there were 72 disputes, 14 more than in the June quarter 2009.
  • The number of employees involved in industrial disputes in the September quarter 2009 was 18,000, a decrease from 43,900 in the June quarter 2009.
  • There were 29,100 working days lost due to industrial disputation in the September quarter 2009, a decrease from 47,300 in the June quarter 2009.
  • The Education and training and Health care and social assistance industries accounted for 8,100 (28%) of the total number of working days lost in the September quarter 2009.
  • In the September quarter 2009, New South Wales accounted for 11,200 (38%) of working days lost. Victoria had the highest number of working days lost per thousand employees (4.2) for the quarter, followed closely by New South Wales (3.8).


YEAR ENDED ESTIMATES
  • During the year ended September 2009, there were 207 disputes, 35 more than in the year ended September 2008.
  • During the year ended September 2009, there were 119,100 working days lost compared with 189,800 in the year ended September 2008.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2009 11 March 2010
March 2010 3 June 2010



REVISIONS

There are no revisions to data in this issue.


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