The Union Advantage

8 Sep 2010

The Union Advantage

Taken together, unions are the largest voluntary organisations in the UK - with nearly seven million members and over 200,000 workplace representatives and activists.  Union members are present in every sector of the economy: they include computer programmers and shop assistants; factory workers and footballers; bus drivers and airline pilots, teachers and soap stars; musicians and motor mechanics. 

Representing over a quarter of the UK’s workforce, unions are the only workplace organisations able to present a cohesive voice on the concerns of working people and their families to employers, government and society in general. This report sets out the scale of the ‘union advantage’ – the positive benefits that unions bring to individual workers; the organisations that employ them; and the broader community. 

The Union Advantage.pdf