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Union Indicators


The representation of workers by unions and other collective organizations is an important feature of the Canadian labour market. Indeed, there appear to be many employee benefits that accrue from union membership. What types of Canadian workers typically belong to a union? For whom do such employees tend to work? What other kinds of employee organization exist in Canada? What are the financial benefits of being covered by a collective agreement? How do unions affect non-wage benefits? What groups benefit most from union representation? What role do unions play in the likelihood that an employee will work unpaid overtime, and on the number of unpaid overtime hours generally worked?