6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Mar 2017 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 2015
42
46
14.2
14.6
20.4
June Quarter 2015
53
59
17.2
17.8
14.8
September Quarter 2015
70
78
27.3
29.8
29.1
December Quarter 2015
59
72
14.1
20.3
19.1
March Quarter 2016
75
80
23.7
23.9
27.9
June Quarter 2016
52
60
19.8
20.5
24.5
September Quarter 2016
86
93
25.9
26.3
34.9
December Quarter 2016
41
48
36.4
37.5
37.2
March Quarter 2017
27
32
22.0
22.7
25.6


2 Industrial disputes which occurred during the quarter, Industry

December Quarter 2016
March Quarter 2017
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
5.3
118.9
2.2
49.9
Other mining
-
0.1
-
0.1
Manufacturing
Metal product etc(a)
np
np
0.9
3.0
Other manufacturing
3.2
5.5
6.3
11.7
Construction
15.8
19.7
10.2
12.1
Transport, postal and warehousing
0.2
0.3
0.6
1.0
Education and training; Health care and social assistance
4.1
1.7
0.5
0.2
Other industries(a)
np
np
4.8
0.8
All industries
37.2
3.4
25.6
2.4

- 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 2016
March Quarter 2017
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
7.6
2.2
6.1
1.8
Victoria
5.8
2.1
13.8
4.9
Queensland
21.2
9.9
3.6
1.7
South Australia
np
np
np
np
Western Australia
0.8
0.6
0.7
0.6
Tasmania
np
np
np
np
Northern Territory
np
np
np
np
Australian Capital Territory
np
np
np
np
Australia
37.2
3.4
25.6
2.4

np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated

4 Industrial Disputes which ended during the quarter

September Quarter 2016
December Quarter 2016
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
5
0.2
0.6
3
0.2
0.3
Employment conditions
32
10.7
11.7
21
30.1
29.0
Other EB related
-
-
-
-
-
-
Non-EB related
Remuneration
3
0.3
0.4
-
-
-
Employment conditions
2
np
np
1
np
np
Health and safety
29
3.7
5.6
9
2.6
2.0
Job security
3
np
np
-
-
-
Managerial policy
4
0.5
0.2
3
np
np
Union issues
6
8.1
6.3
4
0.9
1.5
Other non-EB related
1
0.1
-
2
2.5
1.4
Total
85
23.8
25.4
43
36.7
34.5

WORKING DAYS LOST PER EMPLOYEE INVOLVED

Up to and including 1 day
62
15.4
11.2
25
31.0
8.4
Over 1 day and up to including 2 days
11
6.4
7.3
7
0.6
0.9
Over 2 and less than 5 days
6
1.8
5.2
7
4.1
10.1
5 and less than 10 days
5
0.2
1.6
2
0.3
2.4
10 days and over
1
-
0.2
2
0.7
12.7
Total
85
23.8
25.4
43
36.7
34.5

REASON WORK RESUMED

Negotiation without intervention of a third party
21
2.2
4.0
4
0.2
0.6
State legislation
2
np
np
1
0.3
0.3
Federal legislation
2
1.0
3.1
2
0.2
0.1
Pre-determined return to work
41
18.7
16.1
30
34.3
19.6
Resumption without negotiation
18
1.8
2.0
5
1.2
12.7
Mediation
1
np
np
1
0.4
1.2
Other reasons
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total
85
23.8
25.4
43
36.7
34.5

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