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6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Mar 2012 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/06/2012   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Quarter
Year ended
December 2011
March 2012
March 2011
March 2012

Number of disputes
Commenced in period (no.)
59
36
204
190
Total (no.)
74
43
212
200
Employees involved
Newly involved ('000)
46.7
6.2
52.2
129.5
Total ('000)
51.6
6.7
53.8
131.4
Working days lost ('000)
54.3
35.8
117.5
257.6


Working days Lost
Graph: Working days Lost



MARCH KEY POINTS


QUARTERLY ESTIMATES
  • For the March quarter 2012, there were 43 disputes, 31 less than in the December quarter 2011.
  • The number of employees involved in industrial disputes in the March quarter 2012 was 6,700, a decrease from 51,600 in the December quarter 2011.
  • There were 35,800 working days lost due to industrial disputation in the March quarter 2012, a decrease from 54,300 in the December quarter 2011.
  • The Coal mining industry accounted for 15,400 (43%) of the total number of working days lost in the March quarter 2012. The Coal mining industry had the highest number of working days lost per thousand employees (286.9) for the quarter.


YEAR ENDED ESTIMATES
  • During the year ended March 2012, there were 200 disputes, 12 fewer than in the year ended March 2011.
  • During the year ended March 2012, there were 257,600 working days lost compared with 117,500 in the year ended March 2011.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2012 6 September 2012
September 2012 6 December 2012



REVISIONS

There are no revisions to data in this issue.


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