6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Mar 2007  
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TABLES


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

March Quarter 2005
109
119
20.3
20.8
45.1
June Quarter 2005
125
138
50.1
53.4
52.8
September Quarter 2005
144
150
68.1
68.4
49.3
December Quarter 2005
84
96
102.1
102.6
81.0
March Quarter 2006
99
101
18.9
19.0
30.1
June Quarter 2006
21
24
37.6
37.7
28.2
September Quarter 2006
40
44
6.2
6.6
20.2
December Quarter 2006
40
50
59.8
60.6
54.2
March Quarter 2007
32
33
3.5
3.6
6.9

2. Industrial disputes which occurred during the quarter, Industry

December Quarter 2006
March Quarter 2007


Working
days lost
Working days lost
per thousand employees
Working
days lost
Working days lost
per thousand employees
'000
'000

Mining
Coal mining
0.2
6.6
0.3
9.7
Other
0.1
0.9
-
0.2
Manufacturing
Metal product; Machinery and equipment
11.3
30.6
2.3
6.3
Other
1.3
2.1
2.1
3.3
Construction
6.1
9.1
1.0
1.5
Transport and storage; Communication services
1.0
1.7
0.5
0.9
Education; Health and community services
32.1
18.8
0.2
0.1
Other industries
2.1
0.4
0.6
0.1
All industries
54.2
6.0
6.9
0.8

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

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

December Quarter 2006
March Quarter 2007


Working
days lost
Working days lost
per thousand employees
Working
days lost
Working days lost
per thousand employees
'000
'000

New South Wales
23.0
7.9
0.4
0.1
Victoria
28.7
12.9
3.5
1.5
Queensland
0.5
0.3
0.5
0.2
South Australia
0.9
1.4
2.1
3.2
Western Australia
0.9
1.0
0.5
0.5
Tasmania
0.1
0.7
-
-
Northern Territory
-
0.1
-
-
Australian Capital Territory
-
0.1
-
-
Australia
54.2
6.0
6.9
0.8

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

4. Industrial disputes which ended during the quarter(a)

September Quarter 2006
December Quarter 2006


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
r6
r2.7
r6.8
14
2.3
5.1
Employment conditions
7
0.4
0.2
12
0.6
2.6
Other EB related
np
-
-
np
0.2
-
Non-EB related
Remuneration
np
0.1
0.1
np
-
-
Employment conditions
np
0.4
0.2
-
-
-
Health and safety
np
0.2
0.1
5
0.4
0.4
Job security
r5
r1.3
r6.0
np
0.3
0.5
Managerial policy
7
1.5
4.6
10
2.0
3.4
Union issues
np
0.1
-
-
-
-
Other non-EB related
-
-
-
np
56.1
44.0
Total
r34
r6.6
r18.1
49
61.9
56.0

WORKING DAYS LOST PER EMPLOYEE INVOLVED

Up to and including 1 day
r19
r1.4
r0.8
28
58.0
45.1
Over 1 day and up to including 2 days
np
2.6
4.3
7
2.3
2.9
Over 2 and less than 5 days
r7
r2.0
r6.3
5
1.4
3.3
5 and less than 10 days
np
r0.5
r4.3
np
-
0.3
10 days and over
np
0.1
2.4
np
0.2
4.4
Total
r34
r6.6
r18.1
49
61.9
56.0

REASON WORK RESUMED

Negotiation without intervention of a third party
5
1.0
3.8
11
0.6
2.1
State legislation
np
-
-
5
0.3
0.4
Federal legislation
5
1.2
2.4
4
0.3
0.8
Pre-determined return to work
r12
r2.9
r6.2
11
2.5
2.6
Resumption without negotiation
np
0.5
0.4
10
57.3
45.8
Mediation
r7
r1.1
r5.3
8
1.0
4.3
Other reasons
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total
r34
r6.6
r18.1
49
61.9
56.0

- 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 Explanatory Notes, paragraph 12