In June quarter 2018, there were 48 disputes, 24 greater than in March quarter 2018.
The number of employees involved in industrial disputes in June quarter 2018 was 14,600, an increase from 4,000 in March quarter 2018.
There were 12,500 working days lost due to industrial disputation in June quarter 2018, a decrease from 14,900 in March quarter 2018.
The Construction industry (7,200) had the highest number of working days lost of any industry in June quarter 2018, accounting for 58% of total working days lost. Construction also had the highest number of working days lost per thousand employees (7.7) for the quarter.
Victoria (7,100) had the highest number of working days lost of any state or territory in June quarter 2018, accounting for 57% of total working days lost. Victoria also had the highest number of working days lost per thousand employees (2.4) for the quarter.
YEAR ENDED ESTIMATES
During the year ended June 2018, there were 164 disputes, 38 fewer than in the year ended June 2017.
Over the same period, there were 110,000 working days lost, 20% fewer than in the year ended June 2017 (137,800).
6 December 2018
14 March 2019
Revisions have been made to the March quarter 2018 data. The data items affected were Total Number of Disputes (Quarter and 12 months ended) commenced and occurred. These revisions are reflected in both Table 1 of this publication and the associated time series spreadsheet.
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