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6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Dec 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 11/03/2010   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Quarter
Year ended
September 2009
December 2009
December 2008
December 2009

Number of disputes
Commenced in period (no.)
66
69
174
233
Total (no.)
72
81
177
236
Employees involved
Newly involved ('000)
15.6
25.1
172.6
86.2
Total ('000)
18.0
27.0
172.9
89.3
Working days lost ('000)
29.1
44.7
196.5
132.7


Working days lost
Graph: Working days lost



DECEMBER KEY POINTS


QUARTERLY ESTIMATES
  • For the December quarter 2009, there were 81 disputes, 9 more than in the September quarter 2009.
  • The number of employees involved in industrial disputes in the December quarter 2009 was 27,000, an increase from 18,000 in the September quarter 2009.
  • There were 44,700 working days lost due to industrial disputation in the December quarter 2009, an increase from 29,100 in the September quarter 2009.
  • The Transport, postal and warehousing industry accounted for 15,700 (35%) of the total number of working days lost in the December quarter 2009.
  • In the December quarter 2009, New South Wales accounted for 15,100 (34%) of working days lost. Western Australia had the highest number of working days lost per thousand employees (7.0) for the quarter.


YEAR ENDED ESTIMATES
  • During the year ended December 2009, there were 236 disputes, 59 more than in the year ended December 2008.
  • During the year ended December 2009, there were 132,700 working days lost compared with 196,500 in the year ended December 2008.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2010 3 June 2010
June 2010 2 September 2010



REVISIONS

There are no revisions to data in this issue.


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