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6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Mar 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 02/06/2011   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Quarter
Year ended
December 2010
March 2011
March 2010
March 2011

Number of disputes
Commenced in period (no.)
63
31
230
204
Total (no.)
70
37
235
212
Employees involved
Newly involved ('000)
15.2
10.5
88.1
52.2
Total ('000)
17.0
11.1
91.9
53.8
Working days lost ('000)
27.2
19.7
149.9
117.5


Working days lost
Graph: Working days lost



MARCH KEY POINTS


QUARTERLY ESTIMATES
  • For the March quarter 2011, there were 37 disputes, 33 fewer than in the December quarter 2010.
  • The number of employees involved in industrial disputes in the March quarter 2011 was 11,100, a decrease from 17,000 in the December quarter 2010.
  • There were 19,700 working days lost due to industrial disputation in the March quarter 2011, a decrease from 27,200 in the December quarter 2010.
  • The Transport, postal and warehousing industry accounted for 9,200 (47%) of the total number of working days lost in the March quarter 2011. The Transport, postal and warehousing industry also had the highest number of working days lost per thousand employees (17.6) for the quarter.
  • In the March quarter 2011, Queensland accounted for 7,400 (38%) of working days lost.


YEAR ENDED ESTIMATES
  • During the year ended March 2011, there were 212 disputes, 23 fewer than in the year ended March 2010.
  • During the year ended March 2011, there were 117,500 working days lost compared with 149,900 in the year ended March 2010.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2011 1 September 2011
September 2011 1 December 2011



IMPACT OF FLOODS

Extensive flooding began in late December 2010 in Queensland, and then spread to other states. The collection and processing of Industrial Disputes data were not disrupted and there was no impact on data quality.


REVISIONS

There are no revisions to data in this issue.


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