6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Dec 2018 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 2016
41
48
36.4
37.5
37.2
March Quarter 2017
27
32
22.0
22.7
25.6
June Quarter 2017
41
49
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
March Quarter 2018
19
24
3.8
4.0
14.9
June Quarter 2018
42
48
14.4
14.6
12.5
September Quarter 2018
44
51
13.6
13.8
47.4
December Quarter 2018
53
62
25.2
28.4
30.7

2 Industrial disputes which occurred during the quarter, Industry

September Quarter 2018
December Quarter 2018
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
0.4
6.7
-
-
Other mining
7.7
41.3
0.1
0.6
Manufacturing
Metal product etc(b)
28.0
85.4
4.4
15.4
Other manufacturing
0.7
1.3
0.8
1.4
Construction
6.9
7.4
13.2
14.4
Transport, postal and warehousing
1.4
2.5
2.5
4.3
Education and training; Health care and social assistance
0.5
0.2
6.2
2.4
Other industries(b)
1.8
0.3
3.6
0.6
All industries
47.4
4.2
30.7
2.7

- 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 2018
December Quarter 2018
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
3.5
1.0
7.2
2.0
Victoria
np
np
9.1
3.0
Queensland
7.3
3.3
8.5
3.8
South Australia
np
np
np
np
Western Australia
33.6
27.7
1.2
1.0
Tasmania
-
-
np
np
Northern Territory
-
-
np
np
Australian Capital Territory
np
np
0.1
0.6
Australia
47.4
4.2
30.7
2.7

- 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 2018
September Quarter 2018
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
11
1.8
2.9
16
1.4
3.6
Employment conditions (EB)
18
1.6
2.6
14
2.6
35.6
Other EB related
1
np
np
1
np
np
Non-EB related
Remuneration
-
-
-
1
np
np
Employment conditions
-
-
-
-
-
-
Health and safety
5
2.9
1.8
5
0.7
0.8
Job security
1
1.2
0.7
1
0.7
0.7
Managerial policy
3
np
np
1
-
-
Union issues
1
0.1
0.1
-
-
-
Other Non EB related
1
6.3
4.5
3
3.6
2.4
Total
41
14.3
12.9
42
10.0
44.5

WORKING DAYS LOST PER EMPLOYEE INVOLVED

Up to and including 1 day
29
12.7
8.8
19
5.3
3.8
Over 1 day and up to including 2 days
5
1.1
1.7
11
2.6
4.0
Over 2 and less than 5 days
4
np
np
5
0.3
0.9
5 and less than 10 days
1
np
np
6
0.3
2.2
10 days and over
2
0.1
1.1
1
1.5
33.6
Total
41
14.3
12.9
42
10.0
44.5

REASON WORK RESUMED

Negotiation without intervention of a third party
2
0.1
0.4
4
np
np
State legislation
1
1.2
0.7
1
-
-
Federal legislation
2
np
np
-
-
-
Pre-determined return to work
33
12.2
11.3
34
7.0
41.4
Resumption without negotiation
3
np
np
2
np
np
Mediation
-
-
-
1
0.1
0.1
Other reasons
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total
41
14.3
12.9
42
10.0
44.5

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