6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Mar 2020 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

March Quarter 2018
19
24
3.8
4.0
14.9
June Quarter 2018
42
48
14.4
14.6
12.5
September Quarter 2018
44
51
13.6
13.8
47.4
December Quarter 2018
53
62
25.6
28.8
30.9
March Quarter 2019
32
44
7.8
9.3
16.6
June Quarter 2019
34
44
18.8
20.2
17.6
September Quarter 2019
35
43
16.8
17.5
17.8
December Quarter 2019
34
38
8.3
8.8
12.4
March Quarter 2020
16
22
2.9
4.0
3.9

2 Industrial disputes which occurred during the quarter, Industry

December Quarter 2019
March Quarter 2020
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
np
np
-
-
Other mining
-
0.1
-
-
Manufacturing
Metal product etc(a)
0.8
2.5
0.1
0.3
Other manufacturing
2.7
5.0
0.9
1.7
Construction
1.2
1.3
0.2
0.2
Transport, postal and warehousing
np
np
2.5
4.3
Education and training; Health care and social assistance
0.5
0.2
0.1
-
Other industries(a)
0.7
0.1
0.1
-
All industries
12.4
1.1
3.9
0.3

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
(a) See Glossary - Industry - for details of industries included.

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

December Quarter 2019
March Quarter 2020
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
np
np
1.0
0.3
Victoria
3.6
1.1
2.0
0.6
Queensland
2.1
0.9
np
np
South Australia
0.1
0.1
-
-
Western Australia
0.1
0.1
np
np
Tasmania
np
np
-
-
Northern Territory
np
np
-
-
Australian Capital Territory
np
np
-
-
Australia
12.4
1.1
3.9
0.3

- 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

September Quarter 2019
December Quarter 2019
Total Number of Disputes
Total Employees Involved
Working days Lost
Total Number of Disputes
Total Employees Involved
Working days Lost
no.
'000
'000
no.
'000
'000

CAUSE OF DISPUTE

Enterprise Bargaining (EB) related
Remuneration
10
0.5
1.2
8
1.2
4.2
Employment conditions (EB)
17
12.8
11.3
15
5.3
9.5
Other EB related
2
-
0.9
2
np
np
Non-EB related
Remuneration
-
-
-
-
-
-
Employment conditions
1
0.5
0.1
-
-
-
Health and safety
7
1.9
1.7
4
0.5
0.4
Job security
-
-
-
1
np
np
Managerial policy
1
-
-
-
-
-
Union issues
-
-
-
-
-
-
Other Non EB related
1
1.5
1.1
3
0.9
0.5
Total
39
17.2
16.3
33
8.0
14.6

WORKING DAYS LOST PER EMPLOYEE INVOLVED

Up to and including 1 day
22
14.1
8.7
22
6.8
2.5
Over 1 day and up to including 2 days
7
2.4
4.2
1
np
np
Over 2 and less than 5 days
5
0.6
1.5
3
0.4
1.0
5 and less than 10 days
2
0.1
0.6
2
np
np
10 days and over
3
-
1.3
5
0.6
10.4
Total
39
17.2
16.3
33
8.0
14.6

REASON WORK RESUMED

Negotiation without intervention of a third party
5
0.3
1.3
-
-
-
State legislation
1
-
-
2
0.1
0.1
Federal legislation
-
-
-
1
-
0.2
Pre-determined return to work
29
15.6
13.4
27
7.5
13.9
Resumption without negotiation
1
np
np
2
0.4
0.4
Mediation
3
np
np
1
0.1
-
Other reasons
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total
39
17.2
16.3
33
8.0
14.6

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