6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Dec 2017 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 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
March Quarter 2017
27
32
22.0
22.7
25.6
June Quarter 2017
r41
r49
22.7
27.8
40.2
September Quarter 2017
40
57
6.3
8.1
45.9
December Quarter 2017
46
67
14.7
17.1
36.7

r revised

2 Industrial disputes which occurred during the quarter, Industry

September Quarter 2017
December Quarter 2017
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
30.8
674.8
20.7
401.4
Other mining
-
-
-
-
Manufacturing
Metal product etc(b)
0.4
1.2
0.4
1.3
Other manufacturing
2.6
5.0
2.5
4.8
Construction
7.7
8.8
4.1
4.5
Transport, postal and warehousing
0.9
1.6
2.3
4.0
Education and training; Health care and social assistance
2.8
1.1
6.0
2.4
Other industries(b)
0.7
0.1
0.7
0.1
All industries
45.9
4.2
36.7
3.3

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(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 2017
December Quarter 2017
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
np
np
20.9
5.9
Victoria
4.0
1.4
2.1
0.7
Queensland
9.3
4.2
10.3
4.6
South Australia
0.6
0.8
np
np
Western Australia
np
np
2.3
1.9
Tasmania
np
np
-
0.1
Northern Territory
np
np
np
np
Australian Capital Territory
np
np
0.3
1.2
Australia
45.9
4.2
36.7
3.3

- 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.

4 Industrial disputes which ended during the quarter

June Quarter 2017
September Quarter 2017
Total Number of Disputes
Total Employees Involved
Working days Lost
Total Number of Disputes
Total Employees Involved
Working days Lost
no.
'000
'000
no.
'000
'000

CAUSE OF DISPUTE

Enterprise Bargaining (EB) related
Remuneration
4
np
np
4
np
np
Employment conditions
15
7.9
15.1
20
3.0
16.2
Other EB related
-
-
-
-
-
-
Non-EB related
Remuneration
-
-
-
1
0.3
0.1
Employment conditions
-
-
-
2
np
np
Health and safety
4
2.3
1.6
4
0.7
0.7
Job security
2
np
np
-
-
-
Managerial policy
1
-
-
3
np
np
Union issues
4
np
np
2
np
np
Other non-EB related
2
14.3
9.7
-
-
-
Total
32
26.5
29.2
36
5.6
24.6

WORKING DAYS LOST PER EMPLOYEE INVOLVED

Up to and including 1 day
18
18.4
12.6
21
4.0
2.7
Over 1 day and up to including 2 days
6
np
np
7
0.7
1.0
Over 2 and less than 5 days
5
0.6
2.0
3
0.1
0.3
5 and less than 10 days
2
np
np
2
0.1
0.9
10 days and over
1
0.1
6.0
3
0.7
19.7
Total
32
26.5
29.2
36
5.6
24.6

REASON WORK RESUMED

Negotiation without intervention of a third party
-
-
-
5
np
np
State legislation
-
-
-
-
-
-
Federal legislation
4
np
np
2
np
np
Pre-determined return to work
26
26.1
22.7
27
4.4
3.9
Resumption without negotiation
1
0.1
0.3
1
-
-
Mediation
1
np
np
1
0.2
0.3
Other reasons
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total
32
26.5
29.2
36
5.6
24.6

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