Queensland leads on work days lost to strikes

QUEENSLAND led the way in strikes in the past three months in Australia, accounting for 41% of all days off for industrial disputes.

The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics' figures on strike action showed there were 59 disputes in the nation in the June quarter, up from 46 in the March quarter.

Some 19,100 workers went on strike for at least one day during the quarter, up from 14,600.

Those strikes resulted in 14,800 working days being lost due during the quarter, down from 20,400 lost in the March quarter.

Of those 14,800 days, 6100, or 41%, were in the Sunshine State.

On a positive note, the figures showed 76,800 working days were lost to strikes in the year to June this year, 14% fewer than in the year ended to June last year.

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