Employees want collective voice, but not necessarily a union, survey says

Having no say in how the union operates tops reasons why non-union members don't want one
By Uyen Vu
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/22/2004

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anadians still appreciate and need some form of workplace advocacy, even if they’re only lukewarm to the idea of unions, a labour-sponsored poll has found.

While one out of three unorganized workers would vote for a union, more than twice as many would prefer an employee association that represents employees and takes up problems with supervisors and managers, according to a poll of 2,000 Canadian adults.