6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Jun 2018 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/09/2018   
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Quarter
Year ended
March 2018
June 2018
June 2017
June 2018

Number of disputes
Commenced in period (no.)
r19
42
195
147
Total (no.)
r24
48
202
164
Employees involved
Newly involved ('000)
3.8
14.4
107.1
39.2
Total ('000)
4.0
14.6
107.5
41.0
Working days lost ('000)
14.9
12.5
137.8
110.0

r revised

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JUNE KEY POINTS


QUARTERLY ESTIMATES
  • In June quarter 2018, there were 48 disputes, 24 greater than in March quarter 2018.
  • The number of employees involved in industrial disputes in June quarter 2018 was 14,600, an increase from 4,000 in March quarter 2018.
  • There were 12,500 working days lost due to industrial disputation in June quarter 2018, a decrease from 14,900 in March quarter 2018.
  • The Construction industry (7,200) had the highest number of working days lost of any industry in June quarter 2018, accounting for 58% of total working days lost. Construction also had the highest number of working days lost per thousand employees (7.7) for the quarter.
  • Victoria (7,100) had the highest number of working days lost of any state or territory in June quarter 2018, accounting for 57% of total working days lost. Victoria also had the highest number of working days lost per thousand employees (2.4) for the quarter.


YEAR ENDED ESTIMATES
  • During the year ended June 2018, there were 164 disputes, 38 fewer than in the year ended June 2017.
  • Over the same period, there were 110,000 working days lost, 20% fewer than in the year ended June 2017 (137,800).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2018 6 December 2018
December 2018 14 March 2019


REVISIONS

Revisions have been made to the March quarter 2018 data. The data items affected were Total Number of Disputes (Quarter and 12 months ended) commenced and occurred. These revisions are reflected in both Table 1 of this publication and the associated time series spreadsheet.

INQUIRIES

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