Canadians’ support for unions remains solid

Despite the present government’s resolutely anti-union rhetoric and its attempts to narrow the scope of union activities to only bargaining and representation, Canadians believe that unions play a positive role in Canadian society.

The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) recently published the results of a November 2013 survey of 2,000 Canadians which revealed that the majority of Canadians hold a favourable view of unions and that 70% of Canadians believe that unions are still needed today.

For more details on this survey, the first part of which focuses on Canadian approval ratings for politicians, visit the CAUT website.