From the TUC

The Union Advent: 18 Dec

18 Dec 2009, By

In addition to the broad union wage premium it is clear that unions can also play a key role in reducing pay inequality.

Research by Professor David Metcalf suggests that there continues to be a clear union pay premium for workers that tend to face pay discrimination – women (9% improvement); black & Asian employees (8%) and manual workers (13%) – trade unions clearly play a highly significant role in combating pay inequality.

Source: British Unions: Dissolution or Resurgence Revisited. April 2001. Centre for Economic Performance.