6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Dec 2009  
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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

December Quarter 2007
33
36
23.6
23.7
24.4
March Quarter 2008
36
39
42.0
42.3
42.8
June Quarter 2008
52
60
59.9
69.0
86.5
September Quarter 2008
48
56
9.7
60.5
36.2
December Quarter 2008
38
43
61.1
62.9
31.1
March Quarter 2009
45
48
5.3
8.4
11.6
June Quarter 2009
53
58
40.2
43.9
47.3
September Quarter 2009
66
72
15.6
18.0
29.1
December Quarter 2009
69
81
25.1
27.0
44.7


2 Industrial disputes which occurred during the quarter, Industry

September Quarter 2009
December Quarter 2009
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
np
np
Other mining
-
-
0.2
1.5
Manufacturing
Metal product etc(a)
6.3
19.2
2.9
8.8
Other manufacturing
3.2
5.3
3.9
6.5
Construction
4.7
6.9
7.1
10.4
Transport, postal and warehousing
np
np
15.7
31.6
Education and training; Health care and social assistance
8.1
4.2
5.8
3.0
Other industries(a)
4.7
0.9
np
np
All industries
29.1
3.1
44.7
4.7

- 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

September Quarter 2009
December Quarter 2009
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
11.2
3.8
15.1
5.0
Victoria
9.6
4.2
11.4
4.7
Queensland
5.6
2.9
8.1
4.2
South Australia
np
np
1.7
2.5
Western Australia
2.1
2.1
7.3
7.0
Tasmania
np
np
0.8
3.8
Northern Territory
-
-
np
np
Australian Capital Territory
-
-
np
np
Australia
29.1
3.1
44.7
4.7

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

4 Industrial disputes which ended during the quarter(a)

June Quarter 2009
September Quarter 2009
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
11
29.8
30.6
8
1.5
3.9
Employment conditions
13
np
np
17
2.4
8.4
Other EB related
2
np
np
1
np
np
Non-EB related
Remuneration
1
np
np
4
0.3
0.4
Employment conditions
2
np
np
1
np
np
Health and safety
10
4.5
5.1
12
1.6
1.7
Job security
2
np
np
4
0.4
1.2
Managerial policy
7
1.5
2.1
11
0.9
0.8
Union issues
4
np
np
1
np
np
Other non-EB related
-
-
-
1
np
np
Total
52
42.8
50.1
60
8.0
18.0

WORKING DAYS LOST PER EMPLOYEE INVOLVED

Up to and including 1 day
31
35.2
32.9
31
2.5
1.8
Over 1 day and up to including 2 days
9
np
np
12
2.9
4.5
Over 2 and less than 5 days
9
1.5
4.6
12
2.0
6.4
5 and less than 10 days
1
-
0.2
2
np
np
10 days and over
2
np
np
3
np
np
Total
52
42.8
50.1
60
8.0
18.0

REASON WORK RESUMED

Negotiation without intervention of a third party
5
0.6
1.3
11
1.3
5.5
State legislation
2
np
np
5
0.6
2.2
Federal legislation
6
0.9
1.1
9
1.1
2.2
Pre-determined return to work
26
np
np
23
4.1
7.0
Resumption without negotiation
8
4.0
3.3
5
0.6
0.6
Mediation
5
np
np
7
0.4
0.5
Other reasons
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total
52
42.8
50.1
60
8.0
18.0

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
(a) See Explanatory Notes, paragraph 12