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Union Power in Context: Industrial Relations in the Building Industry

Ross Dalgleish

Appendix A

[Extracted from Productivity Commission 1999,Work Arrangements on Large Capital City Building Projects, page 34.]

Table 2.2 Rate of dispute related delays in building and construction, by State
Working days lost per thousand employees
State 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
New South Wales 438 96 45 1 19 469 269 388
Victoria 292 369 76 30 205 1152 551 764
Queensland 161 17 7 139 200 1440 51 340
Western Australia 454 53 75 154 180 797 525 1107
South Australia 599 36 0 21 24 660 75 161
Tasmania 16 31 0 0 0 0 0 7
Australia 349 126 41 59 115 892 290 524
Data sources: ABS ( Industrial Disputes, Australia, Cat. no. 6322.0; unpublished data).