6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Dec 2015 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 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
March Quarter 2015
42
46
14.2
14.6
20.4
June Quarter 2015
53
59
17.2
r17.8
14.8
September Quarter 2015
70
78
r27.3
r29.8
r29.1
December Quarter 2015
59
72
14.1
20.3
19.1

r revised

2 Industrial disputes which occurred during the quarter, Industry

September Quarter 2015
December Quarter 2015
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
0.7
15.0
-
-
Other mining
1.7
8.7
-
-
Manufacturing
Metal product etc(a)
0.5
1.8
0.3
1.0
Other manufacturing
2.4
4.6
np
np
Construction
r10.8
r14.1
12.9
16.7
Transport, postal and warehousing
2.9
5.3
np
np
Education and training; Health care and social assistance
1.2
0.5
2.2
1.0
Other industries(a)
8.9
1.5
2.5
0.4
All industries
r29.1
r2.8
19.1
1.8

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
r revised
(a) See Glossary - Industry - for details of industries included.

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

September Quarter 2015
December Quarter 2015
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
6.3
1.9
1.4
0.4
Victoria
9.1
3.5
4.8
1.8
Queensland
r11.0
r5.3
11.7
5.5
South Australia
0.6
0.9
np
np
Western Australia
0.7
0.6
np
np
Tasmania
0.3
1.3
np
np
Northern Territory
0.1
1.1
0.1
0.5
Australian Capital Territory
0.9
4.6
np
np
Australia
r29.1
r2.8
19.1
1.8

np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
r revised

4 Industrial Disputes which ended during the quarter

June Quarter 2015
September Quarter 2015
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
9
0.4
1.4
7
0.4
1.0
Employment conditions
23
9.5
12.7
26
9.4
23.9
Other EB related
1
0.1
0.1
2
0.3
0.2
Non-EB related
Remuneration
-
-
-
-
-
-
Employment conditions
3
0.2
0.1
2
np
np
Health and safety
10
1.7
1.5
10
2.6
4.0
Job security
1
-
-
6
0.8
2.7
Managerial policy
2
0.6
0.5
6
0.7
0.8
Union issues
2
2.3
2.0
5
np
np
Other non-EB related
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total
51
14.8
18.2
64
14.7
33.2

WORKING DAYS LOST PER EMPLOYEE INVOLVED

Up to and including 1 day
34
13.4
9.0
32
9.9
6.4
Over 1 day and up to including 2 days
7
0.5
0.8
16
3.0
5.1
Over 2 and less than 5 days
6
0.4
1.1
3
0.8
2.9
5 and less than 10 days
1
0.1
0.5
9
0.8
5.8
10 days and over
3
0.4
6.7
4
0.1
13.1
Total
51
14.8
18.2
64
14.7
33.2

REASON WORK RESUMED

Negotiation without intervention of a third party
6
0.9
1.1
14
1.6
3.9
State legislation
-
-
-
-
-
-
Federal legislation
3
0.7
0.3
3
np
np
Pre-determined return to work
33
12.4
15.5
32
10.0
21.9
Resumption without negotiation
7
0.7
1.0
10
np
np
Mediation
1
-
0.3
5
0.5
2.4
Other reasons
1
-
-
-
-
-
Total
51
14.8
18.2
64
14.7
33.2

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