From the TUC

The Union Advent(age): 1 Dec

01 Dec 2009, By

We’ve been working on a new document “The Union Advantage“, setting out the positive impact that trade unions have on the economy and our society. Some of the nuggets of information we’ve included are so good, we thought we’d share them with you, one at a time, as our very own advent calendar. So behind window number 1 is your first treat of the season:

On average, union members receive higher pay, better sickness and pension benefits, more holiday and more flexible working hours than non-members.

Union members earn more than 12.5% more per hour than non-union members (with average hourly earnings £13.07 for members and £11.62 for non-members)

Source: BERR/National Statistics, 2009