Some facts about the state of unions and industrial issues in New Zealand in 2016:
- As at 1 March 2015, there were 137 registered unions in New Zealand with a total of 359,782 members. Just over 18% of all employees are union members – down from 21% in 2010. The 10 largest unions had a total membership of 283,900, but 49 unions had fewer than 100 members.
- Workers in education, health and community services make up over half of all union members and nearly 58% of members are women.
- The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) has 35 affiliated unions, including the biggest five, and over 88% of union members belong to affiliates.
Source: http://www.societies.govt.nz/cms/registered-unions/annual-return-membership-reports/2015 and www.ctu.org.nz