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6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Mar 2014 Quality Declaration 
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1 Industrial disputes which occurred during the quarter

Number of disputes
Employees involved
Commenced in period
Total
Newly involved
Total
Working days lost
no.
no.
'000
'000
'000

March Quarter 2012
36
43
6.2
6.7
35.8
June Quarter 2012
47
53
68.5
70.0
101.7
September Quarter 2012
64
68
53.7
55.8
110.0
December Quarter 2012
50
58
14.3
27.3
25.7
March Quarter 2013
51
55
46.6
46.9
52.1
June Quarter 2013
57
61
9.8
10.9
19.8
September Quarter 2013
54
65
18.6
19.7
23.0
December Quarter 2013
53
58
56.9
57.3
36.1
March Quarter 2014
36
37
5.6
5.7
9.7


2 Industrial disputes which occurred during the quarter, Industry

December Quarter 2013
March Quarter 2014
Working days lost
Working days lost per thousand employees
Working days lost
Working days lost per thousand employees
'000
no.
'000
no.

Mining
Coal mining
np
np
0.2
3.8
Other mining
-
-
-
0.2
Manufacturing
Metal product etc(a)
1.3
3.8
-
0.1
Other manufacturing
1.5
2.7
1.4
2.5
Construction
7.7
9.9
1.7
2.2
Transport, postal and warehousing
3.0
5.6
2.2
4.2
Education and training; Health care and social assistance
17.8
8.0
3.8
1.7
Other industries(a)
np
np
0.2
-
All industries
36.1
3.5
9.7
0.9

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
(a) See Glossary - Industry - for details of industries included.

3 Industrial disputes which occurred during the quarter, States and territories

December Quarter 2013
March Quarter 2014
Working days lost
Working days lost per thousand employees
Working days lost
Working days lost per thousand employees
'000
no.
'000
no.

New South Wales
18.4
5.6
1.8
0.6
Victoria
7.1
2.7
4.8
1.9
Queensland
6.8
3.2
1.9
0.9
South Australia
1.1
1.5
0.1
0.1
Western Australia
0.4
0.3
0.1
-
Tasmania
-
0.2
-
-
Northern Territory
1.9
15.2
0.9
7.7
Australian Capital Territory
0.5
2.6
-
-
Australia
36.1
3.5
9.7
0.9

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

4 Industrial Disputes which ended during the quarter

September Quarter 2013
December Quarter 2013
Number of disputes
Employees involved
Working days lost
Number of disputes
Employees involved
Working days lost
no.
'000
'000
no.
'000
'000

CAUSE OF DISPUTE

Enterprise Bargaining (EB) related
Remuneration
10
0.7
2.1
10
1.5
6.5
Employment conditions
19
1.7
11.7
22
48.1
20.1
Other EB related
-
-
-
1
1.2
1.8
Non-EB related
Remuneration
8
0.5
2.3
3
np
np
Employment conditions
-
-
-
5
1.3
1.2
Health and safety
8
0.7
0.9
6
2.5
2.4
Job security
4
0.3
0.1
2
0.1
0.2
Managerial policy
3
0.2
0.1
4
0.8
0.5
Union issues
5
0.6
0.7
1
-
0.1
Other non-EB related
3
14.5
5.2
3
np
np
Total
60
19.2
23.2
57
57.4
34.8

WORKING DAYS LOST PER EMPLOYEE INVOLVED

Up to and including 1 day
36
16.9
6.7
32
53.0
18.9
Over 1 day and up to including 2 days
9
0.8
1.4
8
2.2
3.3
Over 2 and less than 5 days
5
0.5
1.8
9
1.2
3.0
5 and less than 10 days
5
0.4
3.2
4
0.5
2.7
10 days and over
5
0.5
10.1
4
0.5
6.9
Total
60
19.2
23.2
57
57.4
34.8

REASON WORK RESUMED

Negotiation without intervention of a third party
14
0.8
5.9
15
3.4
11.3
State legislation
2
0.2
-
1
-
-
Federal legislation
7
0.8
3.1
9
3.1
3.0
Pre-determined return to work
27
16.4
13.2
21
48.9
16.9
Resumption without negotiation
10
1.0
1.0
7
1.2
1.3
Mediation
-
-
-
4
0.8
2.3
Other reasons
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total
60
19.2
23.2
57
57.4
34.8

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated



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