6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Mar 2013 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 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
June Quarter 2012
47
53
68.5
70.0
101.7
September Quarter 2012
64
68
53.7
55.8
110.0
December Quarter 2012
50
58
14.3
27.3
25.7
March Quarter 2013
51
55
46.6
46.9
52.1


2 Industrial disputes which occurred during the quarter, Industry

December Quarter 2012
March Quarter 2013
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
2.6
56.8
0.2
4.8
Other mining
-
-
-
-
Manufacturing
Metal product etc(a)
np
np
1.6
5.3
Other manufacturing
3.0
4.9
1.8
3.0
Construction
1.8
2.3
8.7
11.2
Transport, postal and warehousing
np
np
1.4
2.6
Education and training; Health care and social assistance
14.1
6.5
37.6
17.4
Other industries(a)
2.3
0.4
0.8
0.1
All industries
25.7
2.5
52.1
5.0

- 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 2012
March Quarter 2013
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
11.8
3.6
4.4
1.3
Victoria
10.6
4.1
38.7
14.9
Queensland
1.9
0.9
5.5
2.6
South Australia
np
np
-
0.1
Western Australia
1.0
0.8
3.2
2.7
Tasmania
np
np
0.2
1.0
Northern Territory
-
-
-
-
Australian Capital Territory
-
-
-
-
Australia
25.7
2.5
52.1
5.0

- 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

September Quarter 2012
December Quarter 2012
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
11.2
28.1
10
1.0
0.9
Employment conditions
15
4.8
43.4
21
33.9
51.0
Other EB related
2
np
np
-
-
-
Non-EB related
Remuneration
4
0.3
0.4
1
np
np
Employment conditions
4
0.5
0.4
4
np
np
Health and safety
6
1.3
2.0
7
1.0
0.5
Job security
5
np
np
2
9.1
5.4
Managerial policy
8
0.8
0.6
2
0.1
0.1
Union issues
4
1.2
2.0
7
0.6
0.2
Other non-EB related
2
2.2
1.3
-
-
-
Total
60
24.9
106.9
54
46.4
58.4

WORKING DAYS LOST PER EMPLOYEE INVOLVED

Up to and including 1 day
32
15.6
13.3
32
12.6
7.1
Over 1 day and up to including 2 days
13
np
np
6
31.2
41.2
Over 2 and less than 5 days
7
1.4
4.1
11
2.0
7.1
5 and less than 10 days
3
np
np
3
np
np
10 days and over
5
3.1
58.2
2
np
np
Total
60
24.9
106.9
54
46.4
58.4

REASON WORK RESUMED

Negotiation without intervention of a third party
6
0.6
5.7
12
1.1
3.9
State legislation
3
np
np
1
-
0.2
Federal legislation
12
2.0
1.7
5
1.0
0.6
Pre-determined return to work
32
20.1
70.4
23
43.2
52.7
Resumption without negotiation
4
0.3
0.5
12
0.9
0.9
Mediation
3
np
np
1
0.2
0.2
Other reasons
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total
60
24.9
106.9
54
46.4
58.4

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