Some workers and soon-to-be-union members like to know the details and the evidence for union successes. Luckily, union membership demonstrably improves working lives with measureable results - here are some that might help your organising conversation:
Union members, on average, earn more per hour than those who are not part of a union. In the most recent surveyed time period, the difference in hourly wages amounted to 8%.
A workplace union improves Health and safety
Unionised workplaces offer more training to their staff
Unions and collective bargaining create great jobs
- TUC research found that for every £1 spent on training, the economy got £9 back.
For more common questions and useful stats, check out the FAQs or come to one of the Organising & Mapping training sessions for a great introduction to building your union.