Unions and economic performance
The website www.newunionism.net reports an interesting finding from the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitivness report – namey that high levels of unionism correlate positively with improved competitive performance. The top 5 countries for 2008 have an average union membership of 41.8%. The top 10 have an average of 37.6%. The top 20 have an average of 37.0%. The top 30 have an average of 32.9%. The top 40 have an average of 29.0%. All higher incidentally than current union density in the UK.