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Union membership return report 2011

Section 16 of the Employment Relations Act 2000 requires every registered union to file an annual membership return. The returns for 1 March 2011 are presented below.

Summary

As at 1 March 2011 there were 145 registered unions with a total membership of 384,644. This union membership represents 17.4% of the total employed labour force (March 2011 Household Labour Force Survey), and 20.9% of wage/salary earners for the period that period (March 2011 Household Labour Force Survey). The total number of union members has declined by 0.9% since March 2009. The total employed labour force increased 1.0% over the same period.

 

Analysis

Of the unions that provided returns, 40.7% have less than 100 members. While the average number of members per union is 2747, the median is 136 members. The 10 largest unions account for 78% of the total union membership. More women (56.9%) than men are union members.

 

Membership Trends 2006-2011

 

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011


Union membership

376,769

373,327

387,959

379,649

384,644

% total employed labour force

17.6

17.4

17.9

17.4

17.4

% wage/salary earners

 

 

21.5

20.9

20.9

% change in union membership

+2.7

-0.9

+3.9

-2.1

+1.3

% change in employment force

+1.7

-0.2

+1.9

-0.1

+1.8


 

Membership Numbers 2011

Union Name

Numbers


Akarana Public Transport Drivers Association Incorporated

193

Alloy Yachts Employees Federation Incorporated

217

Alternative Staff Group

157

Amalgamated Workers Union

48

Amalgamated Workers Union New Zealand Southern

3967

Ambulance Officer's Workplace Union Incorporated

81

Associated Council Employees Incorporated

N/R

Association of Professional & Executive Employees

1965

Association of Ritchies employees (Albany Branch) Incorporated

30

Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

3587

Aviation and Marine Engineers Association Incorporated

2538

Bay of Plenty Regional Council Staff Association Inc

260

Bay Road & Quarry Workers Incorporated

54

Bay Union Group Incorporated

375

Bureau Staff Association Incorporated

162

Canterbury and Regions Totalisator Employees Association Incorporated

188

Cape Foulwind Drivers & Operators & General Workers Union

28

Central Amalgamated Workers Union Incorporated

3845

Central Staff Collective Incorporated

109

Christ's College Academic Staff Association Inc

65

CIE Workers Union Incorporated

N/R

Combined Employees Association Incorporated

431

Combined Hospital Individual Contracts Collective Union Incorporated

49

Corrections Association of New Zealand

N/R

DOTSE Staff Association Incorporated

59

Eastern Bay Independent Industrial Workers Union 1995 Incorporated

57

Eastern Civil Engineers Union Incorporated

100

Electrical Union 2001 Incorporated

109

Farmers Mutual Group Staff Association

22

Featherston Mill Workers' Union Incorporated

24

Federation of Air New Zealand Pilots

161

Finsec

4718

Flight Attendants and Related trade unions

1766

GCSB Blenheim Employees Association Incorporated

18

Hastings District Council Employees Society

128

Hawkes Bay Workers Union Incorporated

10

HHB Workers Union Incorporated

85

Hostel Managers Association Inc

12

Hutt Valley Society of Independent Bus Drivers Inc

39

IAG NZ Staff Association Inc

544

Independent Electrical Workers Union 1995 Inc

22

King's College Teachers Association Incorporated

71

M.E.U Society Incorporated

179

Manufacturing & Construction Workers Union

1501

Maritime Union of New Zealand

2580

Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (New Zealand) Incorporated

417

Midwifery Employee Representation & Advisory Service Incorporated

754

Napier City Council Staff Association Inc

128

National Distribution Union

22293

National Union of Public Employees

1404

Nelson Collective Union Incorporated

110

New Plymouth District Council Staff Association

166

New Zealand Advertising Guild & Associates Inc

200

New Zealand Airline Pilots Association Industrial Union of Workers

2117

New Zealand Ambulance Association Incorporated

97

New Zealand Baking, Pastrycooking and Related Employees Union Inc

627

New Zealand Building Trades Union Inc

N/R

New Zealand Central Baking Trades and Related Trades Employees Union Inc

40

New Zealand Dairy Workers Union

6900

New Zealand Educational Institute Inc

50765

New Zealand Executive Fire Officers Society Incorporated

53

New Zealand Fishing Industry Guild Incorporated

478

New Zealand Furniture Manufacturing & Associated Workers Union

385

New Zealand Halal Slaughtermen Union Incorporated

120

New Zealand Meat Workers and Related Trades Union Incorporated

18100

New Zealand Medical Laboratory Union

1265

New Zealand Merchant Service Guild Industrial Union of Workers

669

New Zealand Netball Players Association Incorporated

60

New Zealand Nurses Organisation

46131

New Zealand Police Association

11209

New Zealand Police Officers' Guild

200

New Zealand Post Primary Teachers Association

18027

New Zealand Professional Drivers and Transport Employees Association Incorporated

40

New Zealand Professional Firefighters Union

1850

New Zealand Professional Footballers' Association Incorporated

52

New Zealand Public Service Association Inc.

63026

New Zealand Resident Doctors Association

2299

New Zealand Tertiary Education Union

10515

New Zealand Tramways & Public Passenger Transport Union

1160

New Zealand Writers Guild

411

Night & Day Port Workers Association Incorporated

31

North Island Mussels Employees Union Incorporated

194

Northern Amalgamated Workers Union

3068

Northern Chemical Workers Union

1010

Northern Totalisator & Allied Employees Association Inc

176

Number One Manufacturing Association

180

NZ Amalgamated Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union

37808

NZ Employees Union

61

NZ Tour Drivers Union Inc

43

NZ Van Lines Union Incorporated

64

Pareora Trades Guild Incorporated

16

Postal Workers Union of Aotearoa

1160

Promina Group Staff Association Inc

276

Qantas Employees Collective Incorporated

129

Rail & Maritime Transport Union

4747

Red and White Incorporated

6

Reunited Employees Association Incorporated

232

Saint Kentigern Teachers' Association Incorporated

119

Sanford Workers Association Timaru Incorporated

46

Secondary Principal's Association of New Zealand

80

Service and Food Workers Union

23134

Shorecare Staff Society Incorporated

30

SLGOU Associates Incorporated

52

South Waikato District Council Staff Association

8

Southern Coastal Employees' Association

132

Southern Engineers Society Union Incorporated

13

Southern Local Government Officers Union

2706

Southland District Council Officers Association Inc

46

Southland Enterprises Union of Workers

83

St Peter's School, Cambridge, Academic Staff Association

76

St. Margaret's College Teachers Union Incorporated

88

Taranaki Regional Council Staff Association Inc

108

Tasman Staff Association

68

Taxpro Incorporated

725

Te Kuiti Beef Workers Union Incorporated

98

Tertiary Institutes Allied Staff Association Inc

1764

The Amalgamated Stevedores Union

308

The Association of Tutors in Tertiary Institutions

167

The Auckland Society of International Flight Planners

29

The Caregivers and Related Employees Independent Association of Staff Incorporated

233

The Clutha District Council Officer's Association

63

The Customs Officers Association

593

The Foreign Service Association

574

The Grey District Council Union Incorporated

58

The Hawke's Bay Regional Council Staff Union Incorporated

49

The Independent Schools Education Association

674

The NZ Towage, Pilotage & Port Workers Union

7

The Rotorua Peoples Advocacy Union

31

The Royal New Zealand Ballet Union of Employees Inc

33

The Rugby Players Collective

700

The Solidarity Union of New Zealand Incorporated

N/R

The Surfside Employees Association

82

TIG - The Independent Group

28

TIG-HW Incorporated

26

Towers Auckland Employees Union Incorporated

10

Tuia Union Incorporated

686

Unison Networks Employees Association Incorporated

44

UNITE Union

7675

United Fisheries Workplace Union Incorporated

61

Waingawa Workers' Union

111

Warehouse People Union Incorporated

839

Western Bay of Plenty District Council Employees Association Inc

82

Whakatane District Council Employees Association

141

Work & Income Northland Staff Incorporated

38

WSA Incorporated

103

Total

384644


 

Key: N/R – Did not provide annual return 2011

Union Membership by Industry

Industry

Male

Female

Total


Restaurants & Accommodation

2706

3674

6380

Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing

2454

1029

3483

Communication Services

3333

3732

7065

Construction & Trade Services

6317

543

6860

Cultural & Recreational Services

3833

3001

6834

Education

22465

68094

90559

Electricity, Gas & Water Services

3854

727

4581

Finance, Insurance & Business Services

3974

6990

10964

Government Administration and Defence

20664

21863

42527

Health & Community Services

21926

82766

104692

Manufacturing

42847

12612

55459

Mining

2081

106

2187

Transport & Storage

24186

5829

30015

Wholesale & Retail

5070

7968

13038

Totals

165710

218934

384644


 

Union membership by Industry Table

[image] Union membership by industry table - 2011.

[image] Union membership by industry key - 2011.

 

Resources

Contact the Registrar of Unions

New Zealand Companies Office
Private Bag 92061
Victoria Street West
Auckland 1141

Freephone | 0800 20 90 20

 

 

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