|Number of disputes|
|Number of employees involved ('000)|
|Working days lost ('000)|
|Working days lost per thousand employees|
|. . not applicable|Working days lost
- During September 2003, there were 79 disputes, 5 more than August 2003.
- The number of employees involved in industrial disputes increased from 14,300 in August 2003 to 83,600 in September 2003.
- There were 96,700 working days lost due to industrial disputation in September 2003, an increase of 70,600 from August 2003.
- The Education and Health and community services industries accounted for 63,200 (65%) of the total number of working days lost in September 2003. Most of these working days lost resulted from strike action by teachers in New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia.
- In September 2003, New South Wales accounted for 49,800 (51%) of working days lost.
- During the twelve months ended September 2003, there were 659 disputes, 71 less than in the twelve months ended September 2002.
- During the twelve months ended September 2003, there were 357,300 working days lost, 85,700 more than in the twelve months ended September 2002.
- The Coal mining industry had the highest number of working days lost per thousand employees (426) in the twelve months ended September 2003.
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
Revisions have been made to the monthly series as a result of disputes being identified after the release of the previous issue and as a result of correcting errors in previously reported data.
- Victoria had the highest number of working days lost per thousand employees (65) in the twelve months ended September 2003, followed by Western Australia (61).
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Peta Sheehan on Perth (08) 9360 5159.
|ABS||Australian Bureau of Statistics|
|ANZSIC||Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification|