Canada's Union Advantage
The UNION ADVANTAGE really adds up. The fair wages and work hours that unions negotiated delivered nearly $574 million more every week into local economies across the country through better paycheques for working women. Collective barganing and pay equity measures significantly reduce the gap between what women get paid for their time, compared to men when they work the same hours.
There were 2,425,000 women union members working all across Canada in 2013 – about 32.6% of women employees. They earned, on average, $6.89/hour more than non-union women because their unions negotiated fair wages and work hours.