6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, September 2016 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 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
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


2 Industrial disputes which occurred during the quarter, Industry

June Quarter 2016
September Quarter 2016
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
0.1
3.3
4.3
80.0
Other mining
-
-
0.1
0.4
Manufacturing
Metal product etc(a)
2.9
9.2
1.0
3.4
Other manufacturing
0.1
0.2
1.9
3.7
Construction
16.2
19.6
14.5
18.4
Transport, postal and warehousing
1.7
3.1
1.9
3.6
Education and training; Health care and social assistance
0.1
0.1
0.5
0.2
Other industries(a)
3.4
0.6
10.7
1.8
All industries
24.5
2.3
34.9
3.3

- 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 2016
September Quarter 2016
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
3.2
0.9
4.3
1.3
Victoria
7.1
2.6
13.4
4.9
Queensland
12.9
6.1
13.6
6.5
South Australia
np
np
0.8
1.2
Western Australia
0.8
0.7
1.3
1.1
Tasmania
0.2
1.0
0.4
1.7
Northern Territory
-
-
0.3
2.7
Australian Capital Territory
np
np
0.7
3.6
Australia
24.5
2.3
34.9
3.3

- 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

March Quarter 2016
June 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
3
0.1
0.1
3
0.4
0.6
Employment conditions
26
15.7
16.8
24
6.1
14.0
Other EB related
-
-
-
1
-
-
Non-EB related
Remuneration
-
-
-
1
0.1
0.1
Employment conditions
2
0.1
0.1
-
-
-
Health and safety
25
4.0
7.3
8
0.8
0.9
Job security
4
0.7
0.8
3
0.3
0.2
Managerial policy
6
0.5
0.5
2
0.2
0.2
Union issues
4
0.6
1.2
9
9.5
6.7
Other non-EB related
2
0.2
0.1
2
3.9
3.2
Total
72
21.9
26.9
53
21.2
26.0

WORKING DAYS LOST PER EMPLOYEE INVOLVED

Up to and including 1 day
44
11.7
8.8
30
15.1
10.9
Over 1 day and up to including 2 days
12
7.8
10.0
14
4.2
5.3
Over 2 and less than 5 days
13
np
np
5
1.8
6.9
5 and less than 10 days
2
np
np
2
0.1
0.4
10 days and over
1
0.1
0.6
2
0.1
2.4
Total
72
21.9
26.9
53
21.2
26.0

REASON WORK RESUMED

Negotiation without intervention of a third party
24
1.9
3.3
15
1.4
3.8
State legislation
-
-
-
2
0.1
0.1
Federal legislation
2
1.3
4.2
3
0.7
0.5
Pre-determined return to work
36
17.9
18.7
27
18.5
21.0
Resumption without negotiation
9
0.6
0.5
5
0.4
0.5
Mediation
1
0.2
0.2
1
0.1
0.2
Other reasons
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total
72
21.9
26.9
53
21.2
26.0

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