Strength in Numbers

  • Nearly one in every three working people in this country belong to a union—that's over four-and-a-half million Canadians!
  • Union members earn better wages and benefits than non-union workers: 30% higher on average.
  • Unions have helped close the gender gap—women with union representation earn an average of 89% of the wages earned by men compared to 71% in non-unionized workplaces.
  • 83% of unionized employees are covered by either a pension plan or group RRSP, compared to just 33% of non-union workers
  • The union movement is 55% professional and 45% technical
  • The IBEW has 120 years experience representing workers and is 65,000 members strong in Canada


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