Many of the benefits and standards won for our members are enjoyed by all workers today, such as minimum wage, health and safety regulations, and overtime.
Having a union on your side makes your job and your workplace safer and fairer. You get paid better and are more likely to have benefits that help you balance work with life at home. Your health and ability to do your job become important and your right to fair treatment gets enforced.
Advocating for Safer, Better Workplaces
Decent raises, predictable schedules and family-friendly policies don’t just happen without working people coming together and advocating for better workplaces.
When people negotiate together, they gain better wages and benefits.
Working people in unions make improvements at the workplace, and they fight to improve the rights of all people. Union members helped create workplace health and safety standards and other laws you rely on.
The Union Advantage Is Clear
On average, unionized workers across Canada earned $5.14/hour more than non-union workers. Women in unions earned more too ($6.88/hour) and got paid more fairly. Workers under age 25 earned an extra 26% from jobs covered by a collective agreement.