6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Dec 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

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
June Quarter 2014
54
60
19.4
19.9
20.2
September Quarter 2014
45
55
18.5
18.9
24.6
December Quarter 2014
52
57
12.0
19.8
16.9


2 Industrial disputes which occurred during the quarter, Industry

September Quarter 2014
December 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
-
-
0.1
1.2
Other mining
-
-
-
0.1
Manufacturing
Metal product etc(a)
1.5
4.7
0.4
1.5
Other manufacturing
2.5
4.6
1.0
1.8
Construction
13.7
18.0
3.2
3.9
Transport, postal and warehousing
-
-
1.6
3.0
Education and training; Health care and social assistance
4.9
2.2
3.5
1.6
Other industries(a)
2.0
0.3
7.2
1.2
All industries
24.6
2.4
16.9
1.6

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) See Glossary - Industry - for details of industries included.

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

September Quarter 2014
December 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
6.4
2.0
2.2
0.7
Victoria
3.9
1.5
9.5
3.7
Queensland
12.3
5.9
3.2
1.5
South Australia
0.1
0.1
np
np
Western Australia
1.1
0.9
0.7
0.5
Tasmania
0.6
3.0
np
np
Northern Territory
-
-
0.1
0.4
Australian Capital Territory
0.2
1.0
0.1
0.3
Australia
24.6
2.4
16.9
1.6

- 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 2014
September Quarter 2014
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
7
np
np
9
0.8
2.4
Employment conditions
18
2.2
4.0
22
4.3
11.4
Other EB related
-
-
-
-
-
-
Non-EB related
Remuneration
-
-
-
1
0.1
0.1
Employment conditions
3
0.3
0.2
1
np
np
Health and safety
8
1.6
1.4
8
2.8
3.6
Job security
6
1.0
1.0
-
-
-
Managerial policy
4
0.3
0.1
2
1.4
1.5
Union issues
2
np
np
5
np
np
Other non-EB related
2
8.8
8.7
2
4.0
2.5
Total
50
15.4
18.0
50
14.6
22.4

WORKING DAYS LOST PER EMPLOYEE INVOLVED

Up to and including 1 day
31
13.4
12.1
27
9.0
5.9
Over 1 day and up to including 2 days
10
0.8
1.1
10
3.0
4.2
Over 2 and less than 5 days
4
1.1
2.8
7
2.4
8.7
5 and less than 10 days
3
np
np
4
0.2
1.6
10 days and over
2
np
np
2
0.1
2.0
Total
50
15.4
18.0
50
14.6
22.4

REASON WORK RESUMED

Negotiation without intervention of a third party
8
0.5
2.2
9
0.8
3.2
State legislation
2
np
np
1
0.2
0.3
Federal legislation
5
1.4
1.1
5
4.0
9.4
Pre-determined return to work
27
12.1
13.7
27
8.8
8.2
Resumption without negotiation
6
1.2
0.6
7
0.8
1.1
Mediation
2
np
np
1
0.1
0.2
Other reasons
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total
50
15.4
18.0
50
14.6
22.4

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