Unionization rates falling in Canada

Union rates

Statistics Canada’s recently released numbers will likely sit well with employers as they reveal unionization rates are still falling and are set to continue the same way.

In 1981, when Stats Canada first began tracking unionization, the rate of unionization sat at 37.6 per cent but the most recent data, from 2014, shows that figure has fallen to a paltry 28.8 per cent.

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Despite this, recent surveys of Ontario reveal that 68% of respondents are actually in favour of unionization, however, as this article points out, there are not as many opportunities for Canadians to participate in unions because of the shift away from manufacturing in Canada.

Source: HRM Online
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