6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Sep 2015 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

September Quarter 2013
54
65
18.6
19.7
23.0
December Quarter 2013
53
58
56.9
57.3
36.1
March Quarter 2014
36
37
5.6
5.7
9.7
June Quarter 2014
54
60
19.4
19.9
20.2
September Quarter 2014
45
55
18.5
18.9
24.6
December Quarter 2014
52
57
12.0
19.8
16.9
March Quarter 2015
42
46
14.2
14.6
20.4
June Quarter 2015
53
59
r17.2
r18.1
14.8
September Quarter 2015
70
78
26.5
29.0
28.7

r revised

2 Industrial disputes which occurred during the quarter, Industry

June Quarter 2015
September Quarter 2015
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
-
0.8
0.7
15.0
Other mining
0.3
1.5
1.7
8.7
Manufacturing
Metal product etc(a)
1.5
5.1
0.5
1.8
Other manufacturing
0.4
0.8
2.4
4.6
Construction
4.2
5.2
10.4
13.6
Transport, postal and warehousing
0.3
0.6
2.9
5.3
Education and training; Health care and social assistance
0.4
0.2
1.2
0.5
Other industries(a)
7.6
1.3
8.9
1.5
All industries
14.8
1.4
28.7
2.7

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) See Glossary - Industry - for details of industries included.

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

June Quarter 2015
September Quarter 2015
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
2.4
0.7
6.3
1.9
Victoria
4.0
1.5
9.1
3.5
Queensland
6.1
2.8
10.6
5.1
South Australia
0.6
0.9
0.6
0.9
Western Australia
0.6
0.5
0.7
0.6
Tasmania
0.3
1.4
0.3
1.3
Northern Territory
0.1
1.0
0.1
1.1
Australian Capital Territory
0.7
3.4
0.9
4.6
Australia
14.8
1.4
28.7
2.7


4 Industrial Disputes which ended during the quarter

March Quarter 2015
June Quarter 2015
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
3
0.9
3.3
9
0.4
1.4
Employment conditions
16
1.6
2.9
23
9.5
12.7
Other EB related
-
-
-
1
0.1
0.1
Non-EB related
Remuneration
1
0.1
0.1
-
-
-
Employment conditions
-
-
-
3
0.2
0.1
Health and safety
8
0.9
0.8
10
1.7
1.5
Job security
3
0.2
0.2
1
-
-
Managerial policy
3
0.3
0.3
2
0.6
0.5
Union issues
4
1.0
0.9
2
2.3
2.0
Other non-EB related
2
8.7
5.5
-
-
-
Total
40
13.7
14.0
51
14.8
18.2

WORKING DAYS LOST PER EMPLOYEE INVOLVED

Up to and including 1 day
25
12.1
7.8
34
13.4
9.0
Over 1 day and up to including 2 days
7
0.5
0.7
7
0.5
0.8
Over 2 and less than 5 days
5
1.0
4.4
6
0.4
1.1
5 and less than 10 days
3
0.2
1.0
1
0.1
0.5
10 days and over
-
-
-
3
0.4
6.7
Total
40
13.7
14.0
51
14.8
18.2

REASON WORK RESUMED

Negotiation without intervention of a third party
5
1.0
1.5
6
0.9
1.1
State legislation
1
-
-
-
-
-
Federal legislation
4
0.7
0.7
3
0.7
0.3
Pre-determined return to work
21
11.1
10.3
33
12.4
15.5
Resumption without negotiation
8
0.7
0.9
7
0.7
1.0
Mediation
1
0.1
0.5
1
-
0.3
Other reasons
-
-
-
1
-
-
Total
40
13.7
14.0
51
14.8
18.2

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)