NAME OF COLLECTION
Industrial Disputes Unit
Australian Bureau of Statistics
GPO Box 2796Y
MELBOURNE VIC 3001
Telephone: Melbourne (03) 9615 7980
Facsimile: Melbourne (03) 9615 7926
To produce statistics on various aspects of industrial disputes in Australia.
Information is collected on the number of industrial disputes involving stoppages of work of 10 working days or more. Ten working days is equivalent to the amount of ordinary time worked by 10 people in one day, regardless of the length of the stoppage. For example, 3,000 workers on strike for two hours would be counted as 750 working days lost (assuming they work an 8-hour day).
Reports of stoppages of work are obtained primarily from the national media scanning services, from trade journals, publications and newspapers. The statistics on industrial disputes are compiled mainly from data obtained from employers and employer associations, from trade unions and from reports of government authorities.
- number of disputes;
- number of employees involved;
- number of working days lost and working days lost per thousand employees;
- duration of disputes; and
- cause and method of settlement.
In relation to tourism, data are available for the above items for persons employed in the accommodation, cafes and restaurants industry and the cultural and recreational services industry.
Australia, States and Territories.
Frequency of data availability
Historical data and a range of unpublished data are available on request including dispute details at more detailed industry levels, cross-classified by State/Territory. Considerable time series exist for most variables.
Products and services available
Industrial Disputes, Australia (cat. no. 6321.0) - monthly
Industrial Disputes, Australia (cat. no. 6322.0) - annual