The Survey of Union Membership was conducted by Statistics Canada, in co- operation with Labour Canada. In recent years there has been increased interest in the impact of labour unions on the labour market as a result of a reduction in economic growth, the rapid introduction of technological innovations in the workplace, a slowdown in the growth of unions, the increased participation of women in the workplace and growing expectations among workers regarding the quality of their working conditions and their work environment. This survey hopes to answer a number of questions, some of which are: 1) How many workers have their wages and other conditions of work determined by a collective agreement? 2) Among those employees who are covered by collective agreements, how many are actually union members? 3) Which industries and provinces are the most highly unionized? 4) Do the wages and pension plans of union members and non union workers differ significantly?
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Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics – Cross-national Equivalent File