The report is called Trade Union Membership 2006 by Heidi Granger and Martin Crowther.
Key findings include:
- Union density for all employed currently stands at 25.8 per cent
- For the third year in succession women represent the greater proportion of overall membership
- Northern Ireland has the highest union density (39.7 per cent); England the lowest at 27 per cent
- Within England density varies between 21.4 per cent in the South East compared to 38.9 per cent in the North East
- Only one in six private sector workers are in a union; collective agreements in this sector now cover less than 20 per cent of all employees
- 58.8 per cent of all public sector employees are in a union; collective agreements in this sector cover 69 per cent of all employees [not sure if this includes or excludes pay review bodies]
- Hourly earnings for union members is currently £12.43 per hour compared to £10.66 for non-union workers.
The TUC response of "running hard to stand still" can be found here.