6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Mar 2012 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

March Quarter 2010
42
54
7.2
13.2
28.8
June Quarter 2010
48
56
12.3
13.9
24.0
September Quarter 2010
62
72
14.2
16.0
46.6
December Quarter 2010
63
70
15.2
17.0
27.2
March Quarter 2011
31
37
10.5
11.1
19.7
June Quarter 2011
43
53
12.8
14.7
66.2
September Quarter 2011
53
66
63.9
66.4
101.3
December Quarter 2011
59
74
46.7
51.6
54.3
March Quarter 2012
36
43
6.2
6.7
35.8


2 Industrial disputes which occurred during the quarter, Industry

December Quarter 2011
March Quarter 2012
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
15.4
286.9
Other mining
np
np
-
-
Manufacturing
Metal product etc(a)
1.0
3.1
0.5
1.4
Other manufacturing
4.7
8.4
7.1
12.4
Construction
4.0
5.2
6.0
8.0
Transport, postal and warehousing
2.9
5.7
2.2
4.6
Education and training; Health care and social assistance
16.6
7.9
2.4
1.2
Other industries(a)
5.1
0.9
2.1
0.4
All industries
54.3
5.3
35.8
3.5

- 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

December Quarter 2011
March Quarter 2012
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
19.3
6.0
2.9
0.9
Victoria
6.6
2.6
12.9
5.1
Queensland
22.1
10.6
np
np
South Australia
0.2
0.3
np
np
Western Australia
5.9
5.4
0.3
0.3
Tasmania
0.1
0.4
-
-
Northern Territory
0.1
0.8
-
-
Australian Capital Territory
-
0.2
-
-
Australia
54.3
5.3
35.8
3.5

- 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(a)

September Quarter 2011
December Quarter 2011
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
10
2.8
3.7
17
3.3
13.1
Employment conditions
25
5.4
53.8
35
47.7
57.2
Other EB related
-
-
-
-
-
-
Non-EB related
Remuneration
-
-
-
-
-
-
Employment conditions
3
0.2
0.1
-
-
-
Health and safety
4
0.6
0.5
4
0.4
0.3
Job security
1
np
np
1
0.1
0.2
Managerial policy
5
np
np
6
0.5
0.5
Union issues
2
np
np
3
1.1
1.3
Other non-EB related
1
51.4
49.9
-
-
-
Total
51
64.7
131.9
66
53.0
72.5

WORKING DAYS LOST PER EMPLOYEE INVOLVED

Up to and including 1 day
24
55.9
53.6
34
42.1
19.8
Over 1 day and up to including 2 days
9
0.8
1.1
17
3.3
4.5
Over 2 and less than 5 days
9
2.5
10.6
7
2.8
6.7
5 and less than 10 days
4
np
np
5
np
np
10 days and over
5
np
np
3
np
np
Total
51
64.7
131.9
66
53.0
72.5

REASON WORK RESUMED

Negotiation without intervention of a third party
9
0.5
6.0
10
1.5
3.1
State legislation
-
-
-
1
np
np
Federal legislation
6
np
np
4
0.2
0.2
Pre-determined return to work
30
59.5
100.7
46
50.6
68.9
Resumption without negotiation
4
0.4
0.2
4
0.5
0.2
Mediation
2
np
np
1
np
np
Other reasons
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total
51
64.7
131.9
66
53.0
72.5

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
(a) See Explanatory Notes, paragraphs 11 and 12