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6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Sep 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/12/2008   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Quarter
Year ended
June 2008
September 2008
September 2007
September 2008

Number of disputes
Commenced in period (no.)
52
48
141
169
Total (no.)
60
56
151
172
Employees involved
Newly involved ('000)
59.9
9.7
72.2
135.1
Total ('000)
69.0
60.5
72.9
135.2
Working days lost ('000)
86.5
36.2
79.6
189.8


Working days lost
Graph: Graph Working days lost



SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


QUARTERLY ESTIMATES
  • For the September quarter 2008, there were 56 disputes, 4 less than in the June quarter 2008.
  • The number of employees involved in industrial disputes in the September quarter 2008 was 60,500, a decrease from 69,000 in the June quarter 2008.
  • There were 36,200 working days lost due to industrial disputation in the September quarter 2008, a decrease from 86,500 in the June quarter 2008.
  • The Education and Health and community services industries accounted for 17,900 (49%) of the total number of working days lost in the September quarter 2008. The Coal mining industry had the highest number of working days lost per thousand employees (46.5) for the quarter.
  • In the September quarter 2008, New South Wales accounted for 14,700 (41%) of working days lost. South Australia had the highest number of working days lost per thousand employees (6.3) for the quarter.


YEAR ENDED ESTIMATES
  • During the year ended September 2008, there were 172 disputes, 21 more than in the year ended September 2007.
  • During the year ended September 2008, there were 189,800 working days lost compared with 79,600 in the year ended September 2007.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2008 13 March 2009
March 2009 4 June 2009



FORTHCOMING CHANGES

From the March quarter 2009 issue of this publication, to be released in June 2009, industry statistics will be presented on the basis of a new edition (2006) of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC).

The December quarter 2008 issue, to be released in March 2009, will be the last release of industry data on the basis of the 1993 edition of ANZSIC.

For further details see paragraphs 15 to 18 of the Explanatory Notes.


REVISIONS

There are no revisions to data in this issue.


INQUIRIES

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