WESTERN Australia lost 28,200 working days due to industrial disputes in the 12 months to November 2002, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
This is an increase of 4,000 days on the year to November 2001 but a considerable fall on the year to November 2000, when the State lost 55,000 days to industrial disputation.
September and October were the worst months for industrial disputes in WA with 4,400 and 4,800 days lost respectively.
According to the national figures, the construction industry accounted for 51 per cent of the total number of working days lost in November.
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