Union membership drops

Stats NZ reports:

In the June 2016 quarter, around 1 in 5 employees belonged to a union

In a 2012 survey they had union membership at 27.6%, so it has dropped from 27.6% to 20% in just four years.

People under 30 made up 29.1 percent of all employees and 15.4 percent of union members.

And the trend will continue as younger workers don’t join up.

The majority of union members today are public sector workers. With lower incomes jobs getting priced out of the market or disrupted by technology the number of private sector union members will keep declining.

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