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Decline in Trade Union Membership


Explain the reasons for a decline in trade union membership.


Labor Market and Income Distribution

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I. 🍃Introduction
- Brief overview of the topic
- Thesis statement

II. Factors contributing to the decline in trade union membership
- Lower employment rates
- Increase in subscriptions
- Government legislation
- Firms' discouragement
- Change in pattern of employment

III. Reasons for workers' reluctance to join trade unions
- Less efficient trade unions/decline in strength
- Greater reluctance to take industrial action
- More satisfied with working hours and conditions

IV. Implications of the decline in trade union membership
- Weakening of workers' bargaining power
- Decrease in collective bargaining
- Impact on wages and working conditions

V. Possible solutions to revive trade union membership
- Rebranding and modernizing trade unions
- Strengthening legal protections for workers' rights
- Encouraging collective bargaining
- Addressing income inequality

VI. 👉Conclusion
- Recap of main points
- Final thoughts on the importance of trade unions in the economy.

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