Ireland - Union membership delivers - April 30, 2016

Results of a survey, conducted by Mandate Trade Union, show that workers in unionised employment in the retail sector earn 30pc more than workers in the non-union sector. Workers in unionised work earn an average of €13.03 per hour compared to €10.04 for non-union workers. The survey also shows that union workers in the retail sector tend to have more secure hours and better contracts of employment.

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