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6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Jun 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/09/2007   
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Quarter
Year ended
March 2007
June 2007
June 2006
June 2007

Number of disputes
Commenced in period (no.)
32
28
348
140
Total (no.)
33
32
354
144
Employees involved
Newly involved ('000)
3.5
3.5
226.7
73.1
Total ('000)
3.6
4.5
227.1
73.4
Working days lost ('000)
6.9
7.1
188.6
88.4

Working days lost
Graph: Graph Working days lost



JUNE KEY POINTS


QUARTERLY ESTIMATES
  • For the June quarter 2007, there were 32 disputes, 1 less than in the March quarter 2007.
  • The number of employees involved in industrial disputes in the June quarter 2007 was 4,500, an increase from 3,600 in the March quarter 2007.
  • There were 7,100 working days lost due to industrial disputation in the June quarter 2007, an increase from 6,900 in the March quarter 2007.
  • The Metal product and Machinery and equipment manufacturing industries accounted for 2,300 (32%) of the total number of working days lost in the June quarter 2007. The Coal mining industry had the highest number of working days lost per thousand employees (67.1) for the quarter.
  • In the June quarter 2007, Victoria accounted for 2,800 (39%) of working days lost. Victoria also had the highest number of working days lost per thousand employees (1.2) for the quarter.


YEAR ENDED ESTIMATES
  • During the year ended June 2007, there were 144 disputes, 210 less than in the year ended June 2006.
  • During the year ended June 2007, there were 88,400 working days lost compared with 188,600 in the year ended June 2006.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2007 6 December 2007
December 2007 13 March 2008



REVISIONS

There are no revisions to data in this issue.



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