6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Dec 2016 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 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
17.8
14.8
September Quarter 2015
70
78
27.3
29.8
29.1
December Quarter 2015
59
72
14.1
20.3
19.1
March Quarter 2016
75
80
23.7
23.9
27.9
June Quarter 2016
52
60
19.8
20.5
24.5
September Quarter 2016
86
93
25.9
26.3
34.9
December Quarter 2016
41
48
36.4
37.5
37.2


2 Industrial disputes which occurred during the quarter, Industry

September Quarter 2016
December Quarter 2016
Working days lost
Working days lost per thousand employees(a)
Working days lost
Working days lost per thousand employees
'000
no.
'000
no.

Mining
Coal mining
4.3
80.2
5.3
118.9
Other mining
0.1
0.4
-
0.1
Manufacturing
Metal product etc(b)
1.0
3.4
np
np
Other manufacturing
1.9
3.7
3.2
5.5
Construction
14.5
18.4
15.8
19.7
Transport, postal and warehousing
1.9
3.6
0.2
0.3
Education and training; Health care and social assistance
0.5
0.2
4.1
1.7
Other industries(b)
10.7
1.8
np
np
All industries
34.9
3.3
37.2
3.4

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
(a) The Working days lost per thousand employees series has been revised. Refer to the note in Main Features for more information.
(b) See Glossary - Industry - for details of industries included.

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

September Quarter 2016
December Quarter 2016
Working days lost
Working days lost per thousand employees(a)
Working days lost
Working days lost per thousand employees
'000
no.
'000
no.

New South Wales
4.3
1.3
7.6
2.2
Victoria
13.4
4.9
5.8
2.1
Queensland
13.6
6.5
21.2
9.9
South Australia
0.8
1.2
np
np
Western Australia
1.3
1.1
0.8
0.6
Tasmania
0.4
1.7
np
np
Northern Territory
0.3
2.7
np
np
Australian Capital Territory
0.7
3.6
np
np
Australia
34.9
3.3
37.2
3.4

np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
(a) The Working days lost per thousand employees series has been revised. Refer to the note in Main Features for more information.

4 Industrial Disputes which ended during the quarter

June Quarter 2016
September Quarter 2016
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
3
0.4
0.6
5
0.2
0.6
Employment conditions
24
6.1
14.0
32
10.7
11.7
Other EB related
1
-
-
-
-
-
Non-EB related
Remuneration
1
0.1
0.1
3
0.3
0.4
Employment conditions
-
-
-
2
np
np
Health and safety
8
0.8
0.9
29
3.7
5.6
Job security
3
0.3
0.2
3
np
np
Managerial policy
2
0.2
0.2
4
0.5
0.2
Union issues
9
9.5
6.7
6
8.1
6.3
Other non-EB related
2
3.9
3.2
1
0.1
-
Total
53
21.2
26.0
85
23.8
25.4

WORKING DAYS LOST PER EMPLOYEE INVOLVED

Up to and including 1 day
30
15.1
10.9
62
15.4
11.2
Over 1 day and up to including 2 days
14
4.2
5.3
11
6.4
7.3
Over 2 and less than 5 days
5
1.8
6.9
6
1.8
5.2
5 and less than 10 days
2
0.1
0.4
5
0.2
1.6
10 days and over
2
0.1
2.4
1
-
0.2
Total
53
21.2
26.0
85
23.8
25.4

REASON WORK RESUMED

Negotiation without intervention of a third party
15
1.4
3.8
21
2.2
4.0
State legislation
2
0.1
0.1
2
np
np
Federal legislation
3
0.7
0.5
2
1.0
3.1
Pre-determined return to work
27
18.5
21.0
41
18.7
16.1
Resumption without negotiation
5
0.4
0.5
18
1.8
2.0
Mediation
1
0.1
0.2
1
np
np
Other reasons
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total
53
21.2
26.0
85
23.8
25.4

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