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Lesson Starter Explain, in detail, some of the benefits of joining a trade union. One benefit of joining a union is that union members tend to get paid higher than people who are not in a union. The average pay for someone in a union is £14 per hour whilst for non-union members it is £12 in Britain today. Therefore in the current recession it is perhaps better to be in a union as you would get paid higher.
HINT This stands for: Heading Information Number Trend
HINT Thinking about tables and graphs in this way will make reading them easier You’ll be able to complete ES questions more quickly
Trade Union Trends You will be shown a series of sources with information about TUs Your task is to write down the TREND you notice in each one (like a conclusion) If there is no noticeable trend then write down an interesting piece of information from the source
National Trends, 2010 Trade union membership levels for UK employees fell by 2.7 per cent between 2009 and 2010. Currently 6.5 million union members in UK More women than men in trade unions 29.4% of female workers unionised, only 23.8% of men Employees of a UK nationality have higher union membership of 27.2% compared with non UK nationals whose union membership is 21.3%.
Changes by Region Of the four nations, union membership in 2010 rose in Scotland by 0.5% to 32.3% compared to 2009, but fell in all other nations by 0.9% each in England (to 25.2%) and Wales (34.%), and by 4.2% in Northern Ireland to 35.% Amongst the English regions, union membership fell in all regions with the North East recording the largest fall in union membership of 7.4% over the decade whilst the East of England had the smallest fall of 1.0%