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Introduction UNIONIZATION IN THE RETAIL SECTOR is not well researched or understood and the work of everyday organizing in retail sites is rarely discussed. This is surprising since the most common occupation for both women and men in Canada is now retail salesperson/clerk. (1) Furthermore, retail work continues to be characterized by low wages, few, if any, benefits and job insecurity. Despite these conditions and the rapid growth of retail work as an area of employment, this sector remains one of the most unorganized in the Canadian labour force. In 2009, 29.5 per cent of Canadian workers were represented by a union but only about twelve per cent of retail workers were union members. (2) Within the retail sector, unionized workers are concentrated in food retail/grocery and warehouse work. (3)

GENRE
Business & Personal Finance
RELEASED
2011
March 22
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
31
Pages
PUBLISHER
Canadian Committee on Labour History
SELLER
The Gale Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation and an affiliate of Cengage Learning, Inc.
SIZE
308
KB

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