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How Canadian unions are changing

6 ways that organized labour has evolved

Last Updated: March 1, 2012

Fifteen years ago, Canada's unionized workforce was 55 per cent male and centred on its largest industry — manufacturing. No longer. Today, thanks to massive shifts in economic conditions and demographics, women are the majority, according to Statistics Canada figures. And they're likely public sector employees in the dominant industries: health care and education. Select a link at left to learn more about how unions are changing.

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