6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Jun 2019 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

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
25.6
28.8
30.9
March Quarter 2019
32
44
7.8
9.3
16.6
June Quarter 2019
34
44
18.8
20.2
17.6

2 Industrial disputes which occurred during the quarter, Industry

March Quarter 2019
June Quarter 2019
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
np
np
-
-
Other mining
-
-
-
-
Manufacturing
Metal product etc(a)
1.0
3.5
np
np
Other manufacturing
np
np
np
np
Construction
4.9
5.3
9.9
10.5
Transport, postal and warehousing
7.2
12.1
1.3
2.4
Education and training; Health care and social assistance
0.1
0.1
1.1
0.4
Other industries(a)
2.9
0.5
3.7
0.6
All industries
16.6
1.4
17.6
1.5

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

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

March Quarter 2019
June Quarter 2019
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
10.5
2.8
3.4
0.9
Victoria
2.3
0.8
7.8
2.5
Queensland
2.7
1.2
5.2
2.3
South Australia
np
np
np
np
Western Australia
np
np
np
np
Tasmania
0.2
0.9
1.0
4.4
Northern Territory
-
0.1
np
np
Australian Capital Territory
-
0.1
np
np
Australia
16.6
1.4
17.6
1.5

- 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

December Quarter 2018
March Quarter 2019
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
14
np
np
7
1.1
4.5
Employment conditions (EB)
26
12.9
11.5
16
2.2
6.2
Other EB related
-
-
-
-
-
-
Non-EB related
Remuneration
-
-
-
1
np
np
Employment conditions
2
np
np
-
-
-
Health and safety
2
0.1
0.1
9
4.3
6.3
Job security
3
np
np
-
-
-
Managerial policy
-
-
-
-
-
-
Union issues
-
-
-
1
np
np
Other Non EB related
2
11.4
7.6
-
-
-
Total
49
27.0
28.8
34
7.6
17.0

WORKING DAYS LOST PER EMPLOYEE INVOLVED

Up to and including 1 day
28
24.0
14.6
14
4.9
3.4
Over 1 day and up to including 2 days
8
np
np
6
0.9
1.7
Over 2 and less than 5 days
4
0.6
1.6
7
0.9
2.7
5 and less than 10 days
3
np
np
4
0.7
5.2
10 days and over
6
0.3
5.0
3
0.2
4.0
Total
49
27.0
28.8
34
7.6
17.0

REASON WORK RESUMED

Negotiation without intervention of a third party
8
1.4
8.8
4
np
np
State legislation
-
-
-
-
-
-
Federal legislation
-
-
-
2
0.4
3.3
Pre-determined return to work
37
25.5
19.9
22
3.1
8.9
Resumption without negotiation
2
np
np
5
0.5
0.4
Mediation
2
np
np
1
np
np
Other reasons
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total
49
27.0
28.8
34
7.6
17.0

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