|Number of disputes|
|Number of employees involved ('000)|
|Working days lost ('000)|
|Working days lost per thousand employees|
|. . not applicable|Working days lost
- During August 2003, there were 70 disputes, 8 more than July 2003.
- The number of employees involved in industrial disputes decreased from 51,200 in July 2003 to 13,800 in August 2003.
- There were 25,700 working days lost due to industrial disputation in August 2003, a decrease of 17,400 from July 2003.
- The Construction industry accounted for 9,900 (39%) of the total number of working days lost in August 2003.
- In August 2003, Victoria accounted for 17,100 (67%) of working days lost.
- During the twelve months ended August 2003, there were 656 disputes, 56 less than in the twelve months ended August 2002.
- During the twelve months ended August 2003, there were 274,700 working days lost, 4,800 less than in the twelve months ended August 2002.
- The Coal mining industry had the highest number of working days lost per thousand employees (400) in the twelve months ended August 2003.
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
Revisions have been made to the monthly series as a result of disputes being identified after the release of the previous issue and as a result of correcting errors in previously reported data.
- Victoria had the highest number of working days lost per thousand employees (53) in the twelve months ended August 2003, followed by Western Australia (51).
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Peta Sheehan on Perth (08) 9360 5159.
|ABS||Australian Bureau of Statistics|
|ANZSIC||Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification|