In March quarter 2018, there were 23 disputes, 44 fewer than in December quarter 2017.
The number of employees involved in industrial disputes in March quarter 2018 was 4,000, a decrease from 17,100 in December quarter 2017.
There were 14,900 working days lost due to industrial disputation in March quarter 2018, a decrease from 36,700 in December quarter 2017.
The Coal Mining industry (6,600) had the highest number of working days lost by industry, accounting for 44% of total working days lost.
Queensland (7,100) had the highest number of working days lost of any state or territory in March quarter 2018, accounting for 47% of total working days lost. Queensland also had the highest number of working days lost per thousand employees (3.2) for the quarter.
YEAR ENDED ESTIMATES
During the year ended March 2018, there were 153 disputes, 61 fewer than in the year ended March 2017.
Over the same period, there were 137,700 working days lost, 13% more than in the year ended March 2017 (122,200).
6 September 2018
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