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6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Mar 2015 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/06/2015   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Quarter
Year ended
December 2014
March 2015
March 2014
March 2015

Number of disputes
Commenced in period (no.)
52
42
200
193
Total (no.)
57
46
204
199
Employees involved
Newly involved ('000)
12.0
14.2
90.9
64.1
Total ('000)
19.8
14.6
92.0
64.6
Working days lost ('000)
16.9
20.4
88.6
82.2



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MARCH KEY POINTS


QUARTERLY ESTIMATES
  • In March quarter 2015, there were 46 disputes, 11 fewer than in December quarter 2014.
  • The number of employees involved in industrial disputes in March quarter 2015 was 14,600, a decrease from 19,800 in December quarter 2014.
  • There were 20,400 working days lost due to industrial disputation in March quarter 2015, an increase from 16,900 in December quarter 2014.
  • The Construction industry (8,700) had the highest number of working days lost by industry, accounting for 43% of total working days lost.
  • Victoria (10,500) had the highest number of working days lost of any state or territory in March quarter 2015, accounting for 51% of total working days lost. Victoria also had the highest number of working days lost per thousand employees (4.0) for the quarter.


YEAR ENDED ESTIMATES
  • During the year ended March 2015, there were 199 disputes, five fewer than the year ended March 2014.
  • Over the same period, there were 82,200 working days lost, 7% fewer than in the year ended March 2014 (88,600).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2015 3 September 2015
September 2015 3 December 2015



REVIEW OF INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES STATISTICS

As advised in previous issues of this publication, the ABS has been conducting a review of the Industrial Disputes statistics. The outcomes of the review and the implications for Industrial Disputes statistics will be advised in a note which will be added to this issue on 11 June 2015.

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