From the TUC

The Union Advent: 8 Dec

08 Dec 2009, By

Union reps are heavily involved in campaigning and activities outside of work.

Trade union reps are eight times more likely than the general population to engage in voluntary work and
give more of their time to community organisations.

Source: ‘Unions in the Community: A survey of union reps’: Gregor Gall, Professor of Industrial relations, University of Hertforshire. May 2009.