On average, members earn 32% more than non-members.
Union members earn, on average, $250 more per week than non-union members.
From community and service workers to technicians and trades, workers in Australian unions continue to negotiate higher pay in ways that ensure all members get a fair wage for a fair day’s work.
Union members are safer at work than non-members.
Research has consistently shown that workplaces with more union members are safer, with fewer serious injuries. This is because unions work hard to ensure that workplaces have elected and trained Health and Safety Representatives (HSR).
For example, 79% of workers with an HSR present said their workplace complies with work health and safety policies, as opposed to 51% of workers with no HSR present.