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6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Sep 2015 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/12/2015   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Quarter
Year ended
June 2015
September 2015
September 2014
September 2015

Number of disputes
Commenced in period (no.)
53
70
188
217
Total (no.)
59
78
193
222
Employees involved
Newly involved ('000)
r17.2
26.5
100.4
69.9
Total ('000)
r18.1
29.0
100.8
78.0
Working days lost ('000)
14.8
28.7
90.6
80.9

r revised

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SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


QUARTERLY ESTIMATES
  • In September quarter 2015, there were 78 disputes, 19 more than in June quarter 2015.
  • The number of employees involved in industrial disputes in September quarter 2015 was 29,000, an increase from 18,100 in June quarter 2015.
  • There were 28,700 working days lost due to industrial disputation in September quarter 2015, an increase from 14,800 in June quarter 2015.
  • The Construction industry (10,400) had the highest number of working days lost by industry, accounting for 36% of total working days lost.
  • Queensland (10,600) had the highest number of working days lost of any state or territory in September quarter 2015, accounting for 37% of total working days lost. Queensland also had the highest number of working days lost per thousand employees (5.1) for the quarter.


YEAR ENDED ESTIMATES
  • During the year ended September 2015, there were 222 disputes, 29 more than in the year ended September 2014.
  • Over the same period, there were 80,900 working days lost, compared with 90,600 in the year ended September 2014.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2015
March 2016
10 March 2016
2 June 2016



REVISIONS

Revisions have been made to the June quarter 2015 data. The data items affected were Employees involved (Newly involved and Total). These revisions are reflected in both Table 1 of this publication and the associated time series spreadsheet.


REVIEW OF INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES STATISTICS

The ABS released the Outcomes from the review of Industrial Disputes statistics and the planned next steps on the ABS website on 11 June 2015. The key outcome was that the ABS will continue with a timely quarterly series but extend the scope to all stoppages and coverage to work bans. The current quarterly collection is scheduled to continue until the December quarter 2016 issue to be released in early March 2017. The first quarterly release on the new basis is scheduled for implementation with the March quarter 2017 issue to be released in early July 2017.


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