Union membership dips again but members earn much more

Change The Rules rally, organised by the ACTU. Pictured today in Sydney’s CBD and in conjunction with rally’s across Australia. Photographed Tuesday 23rd October 2018. Photograph by James Brickwood. SMH NEWS 181023

Union membership has hit record lows as fewer young people join up despite the labour movement’s high-profile co-operation with government to help keep workers employed during the coronavirus pandemic. Only 14.3 per cent of the Australian workforce, or 1.5 million people, were part of a union in August, down from 14.6 per cent last time the Australian Bureau of Statistics ran the numbers in 2018.

Union membership dips again but members earn much more

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