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6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Jun 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/09/2008   
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Quarter
Year ended
March 2008
June 2008
June 2007
June 2008

Number of disputes
Commenced in period (no.)
36
52
140
162
Total (no.)
39
60
144
166
Employees involved
Newly involved ('000)
42.0
59.9
73.1
130.7
Total ('000)
42.3
69.0
73.4
131.3
Working days lost ('000)
42.8
86.5
88.4
164.9


Working days lost
Graph: Graph Working days lost



JUNE KEY POINTS


QUARTERLY ESTIMATES
  • For the June quarter 2008, there were 60 disputes, 21 more than in the March quarter 2008.
  • The number of employees involved in industrial disputes in the June quarter 2008 was 69,000, an increase from 42,300 in the March quarter 2008.
  • There were 86,500 working days lost due to industrial disputation in the June quarter 2008, an increase from 42,800 in the March quarter 2008.
  • The Education and Health and community services industries accounted for 65,600 (76%) of the total number of working days lost in the June quarter 2008. The Education and Health and community services industries also had the highest number of working days lost per thousand employees (35.8) for the quarter.
  • In the June quarter 2008, New South Wales accounted for 51,200 (59%) of working days lost. Northern Territory had the highest number of working days lost per thousand employees (28.0) for the quarter.


YEAR ENDED ESTIMATES
  • During the year ended June 2008, there were 166 disputes, 22 more than in the year ended June 2007.
  • During the year ended June 2008, there were 164,900 working days lost compared with 88,400 in the year ended June 2007.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2008 4 December 2008
December 2008 13 March 2009



REVISIONS

There are no revisions to data in this issue.


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