Australia: most strike days since 2004

September 6: The highest number of working days lost to industrial action since June 2004 was recorded in the June 2012 quarter, new Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows.

A total of 101,700 working days were lost in April, May and June – almost three times more than in the March quarter – the statistics released on Thursday show. They involved 70,000 employees in 53 disputes.

In the 12 months to June, the number of disputes dropped by one from the previous year, but almost double the number of working days were lost.

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