Poll suggests waning interest in unionization

Majority of union members object to portions of advocacy, political campaigning by unions
By Danielle Harder
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 09/18/2011

A new poll suggests that although many Canadians feel unions have a positive impact on the workplace, they’re not interested in joining one.

The Canadian LabourWatch Association, which describes itself as a not-for-profit, pro-employee-choice advocacy group, commissioned Nanos Research to survey unionized, formerly unionized and non-unionized working Canadians about their impressions of unions.

About one-third (32 per cent) of the 1,001 respondents were unionized, consistent with the general population (31.5 per cent).