6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Dec 2012 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

December Quarter 2010
63
70
15.2
17.0
27.2
March Quarter 2011
31
37
10.5
11.1
19.7
June Quarter 2011
43
53
12.8
14.7
66.2
September Quarter 2011
53
66
63.9
66.4
101.3
December Quarter 2011
59
74
46.7
51.6
54.3
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


2 Industrial disputes which occurred during the quarter, Industry

September Quarter 2012
December Quarter 2012
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
0.8
16.3
2.6
56.8
Other mining
np
np
-
-
Manufacturing
Metal product etc(a)
4.2
13.3
np
np
Other manufacturing
13.3
22.9
3.0
4.9
Construction
44.7
62.7
1.8
2.3
Transport, postal and warehousing
np
np
np
np
Education and training; Health care and social assistance
40.4
18.8
14.1
6.5
Other industries(a)
1.6
0.3
2.3
0.4
All industries
110.0
10.8
25.7
2.5

- 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 2012
December Quarter 2012
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
4.0
1.3
11.8
3.6
Victoria
47.3
18.6
10.6
4.1
Queensland
50.1
24.2
1.9
0.9
South Australia
np
np
np
np
Western Australia
1.2
1.1
1.0
0.8
Tasmania
np
np
np
np
Northern Territory
-
-
-
-
Australian Capital Territory
np
np
-
-
Australia
110.0
10.8
25.7
2.5

- 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

June Quarter 2012
September Quarter 2012
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
6
np
np
10
11.2
28.1
Employment conditions
24
25.0
37.2
15
4.8
43.4
Other EB related
-
-
-
2
np
np
Non-EB related
Remuneration
1
np
np
4
0.3
0.4
Employment conditions
-
-
-
4
0.5
0.4
Health and safety
4
1.0
1.9
6
1.3
2.0
Job security
2
0.7
1.0
5
np
np
Managerial policy
6
0.5
0.4
8
0.8
0.6
Union issues
3
2.3
2.3
4
1.2
2.0
Other non-EB related
3
37.3
45.4
2
2.2
1.3
Total
49
67.1
89.5
60
24.9
106.9

WORKING DAYS LOST PER EMPLOYEE INVOLVED

Up to and including 1 day
19
27.6
26.2
32
15.6
13.3
Over 1 day and up to including 2 days
12
37.7
47.4
13
np
np
Over 2 and less than 5 days
3
np
np
7
1.4
4.1
5 and less than 10 days
8
np
np
3
np
np
10 days and over
7
1.0
11.8
5
3.1
58.2
Total
49
67.1
89.5
60
24.9
106.9

REASON WORK RESUMED

Negotiation without intervention of a third party
7
0.6
5.0
6
0.6
5.7
State legislation
-
-
-
3
np
np
Federal legislation
4
0.2
0.6
12
2.0
1.7
Pre-determined return to work
33
65.3
82.8
32
20.1
70.4
Resumption without negotiation
2
np
np
4
0.3
0.5
Mediation
3
np
np
3
np
np
Other reasons
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total
49
67.1
89.5
60
24.9
106.9

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