There were 151,400 union members working in Saskatchewan in 2011. That’s 35.3% of all employees. Their weekly payroll of almost $147 million accounted for 39.9% of the total for the whole province.
On average, unionized workers earned $5.28 per hour more than non-union employees. That union advantage translated into more than $26 million more every week paid into the provincial economy to support businesses and community services.
Union Wage Contribution to the Provincial Economy *
|Average hourly wage for workers with unions||$26.46|
|Average hourly wage for workers without unions||$21.18|
|Union Advantage for provincial workers||$5.28/hour|
|How many workers are union members?||151,400|
|Union members as % of all employees||35.3%|
|Total weekly payroll for all workers with unions||$146.8 million|
|Above as % of total community weekly payroll in Saskatchewan||39.9%|
|What the Union Advantage provides to the provincial economy||$26.1 million/week|
|*Based on the average annual wages for 2011 in Saskatchewan(Statistics Canada).|