Long live the union?

Unionization rates sink across the country: StatsCan
By Sabrina Nanji
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 12/09/2013

Over the past three decades, unionization rates have crumbled across the country, according to data released by Statistics Canada in late November.

Between 1981 and 2012, the unionization rate dropped eight percentage points, currently sitting at 30 per cent.

It comes as no surprise that the labour movement is at the hub of a dramatic shift. Occupational evolvement combined with changing labour markets have spawned a new employment landscape — which spells a volatile and unpredictable road ahead for unions.