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Union membership return report 2012

Section 16 of the Employment Relations Act 2000 requires every registered union to file an annual membership return. The 2012 report includes information that the Registrar received before 1 July 2012. Returns or corrections received after this date are not included.

 

Summary

As at 1 March 2012 there were 138 registered unions with a total membership of 379,185. This union membership represents 17.0% of the total employed force (March 2012 Household Labour Force Survey), and 20.5% of wage/salary earners for that period (March 2012 Household Labour Force Survey). The total number of union members has declined by 0.1% since March 2011. The total employed labour force increased by 0.7% over the same period.

 

Analysis

Of the unions that provided returns, 42.9% have less than 100 members, while the average number of members per union is 2851 – the median being 131 members. The 10 largest unions account for 79.6% of the total union membership. More women (55.7%) than men are union members.

 

Membership trends 2008-2012

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012


Union membership

373,327

387,959

379,649

384,644

379,185

% total employed labour force

17.4

17.9

17.4

17.4

17.0

% wage/salary earners

 

21.5

20.9

20.9

20.5

% change in union membership

-0.9

+3.9

-2.1

+1.3

-0.1

% change in employment force

-0.2

+1.9

-0.1

+1.8

+0.7


 

Membership numbers 2012

Union Name Numbers

Alloy Yachts Employees Federation Incorporated

217

Alternative Staff Group

126

Amalgamated Workers Union

47

Amalgamated Workers Union New Zealand Southern

3884

Ambulance Officer's Workplace Union Incorporated

77

Associated Council Employees Incorporated

83

Association of Professional & Executive Employees

2122

Association of Ritchies employees (Albany Branch) Incorporated

25

Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

3774

Auckland Society of International Flight Planners

29

Aviation and Marine Engineers Association Incorporated

2488

Bay of Plenty Regional Council Staff Association Inc

233

Bay Road & Quarry Workers Incorporated

60

Bay Union Group Incorporated

300

Bureau Staff Association Incorporated

157

Canterbury and Regions Totalisator Employees Association Incorporated

170

Cape Foulwind Drivers & Operators & General Workers Union

N/R

Central Amalgamated Workers Union Incorporated

3448

Central Staff Collective Incorporated

97

Christ's College Academic Staff Association Inc

68

CIE Workers Union Incorporated

16

Combined Employees Association Incorporated

464

Combined Hospital Individual Contracts Collective Union Incorporated

45

Corrections Association of New Zealand

2490

DOTSE Staff Association Incorporated

59

Eastern Bay Independent Industrial Workers Union 1995 Incorporated

57

Eastern Civil Engineers Union Incorporated

74

Electrical Union 2001 Incorporated

109

Featherston Mill Workers' Union Incorporated

22

Federation of Air New Zealand Pilots

162

First Union

26241

Flight Attendants and Related trade unions

1747

GCSB Blenheim Employees Association Incorporated

18

Hastings District Council Employees Society

123

Hawkes Bay Workers Union Incorporated

10

HHB Workers Union Incorporated

76

Hostel Managers Association Inc

15

Hutt Valley Society of Independent Bus Drivers Inc

60

IAG NZ Staff Association Inc

549

Independent Electrical Workers Union 1995 Inc

22

King's College Teachers Association Incorporated

73

M.E.U Society Incorporated

142

Manufacturing & Construction Workers Union

1461

Maritime Union of New Zealand

2635

Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (New Zealand) Incorporated

438

Midwifery Employee Representation & Advisory Service Incorporated

741

Napier City Council Staff Association Inc

184

National Union of Public Employees

1377

Nelson Collective Union Incorporated

111

New Plymouth District Council Staff Association

184

New Zealand Advertising Guild & Associates Inc

160

New Zealand Airline Pilots Association Industrial Union of Workers

2004

New Zealand Ambulance Association Incorporated

98

New Zealand Bakers, Pastrycooks and Related Employees Union Inc

519

New Zealand Central Baking Trades and Related Trades Employees Union Inc

23

New Zealand Dairy Workers Union

7000

New Zealand Educational Institute Inc

51055

New Zealand Executive Fire Officers Society Incorporated

52

New Zealand Fishing Industry Guild Incorporated

502

New Zealand Furniture Manufacturing & Associated Workers Union

190

New Zealand Halal Slaughtermen Union Incorporated

131

New Zealand Meat Workers and Related Trades Union Incorporated

15313

New Zealand Medical Laboratory Union

1269

New Zealand Merchant Service Guild Industrial Union of Workers

679

New Zealand Netball Players Association Incorporated

60

New Zealand Nurses Organisation

46503

New Zealand Police Association

11258

New Zealand Police Officers' Guild

199

New Zealand Postal Workers Federation Incorporated

1200

New Zealand Post Primary Teachers Association

17738

New Zealand Professional Drivers and Transport Employees Association Incorporated

40

New Zealand Professional Firefighters Union

1840

New Zealand Professional Footballers' Association Incorporated

65

New Zealand Public Service Association Inc

58336

New Zealand Resident Doctors Association

2196

New Zealand Tertiary Education Union

15948

New Zealand Tramways & Public Passenger Transport Union

1225

New Zealand Writers Guild

454

Night & Day Port Workers Association Incorporated

31

North Island Mussels Employees Union Incorporated

220

Northern Amalgamated Workers Union

3082

Northern Chemical Workers Union

1098

Northern Totalisator & Allied Employees Association Inc

162

Number One Manufacturing Association

153

NZ Amalgamated Engineering Printing Manufacturing Union Inc

36987

NZ Employees Union

36

NZ Tour Drivers Union Inc

41

NZ Van Lines Union Incorporated

82

Pareora Trades Guild Incorporated

12

Promina Group Staff Association Inc

233

Qantas Employees Collective Incorporated

77

Rail & Maritime Transport Union

4747

Reunited Employees Association Incorporated

247

Saint Kentigern Teachers' Association Incorporated

128

Sanford Workers Association Timaru Incorporated

43

Secondary Principal's Association of New Zealand

74

Service and Food Workers Union

22351

Shorecare Staff Society Incorporated

40

SLGOU Associates Incorporated

51

South Waikato District Council Staff Association

6

Southern Coastal Employees' Association

142

Southern Local Government Officers Union

1973

Southland District Council Officers Association Inc

41

St Peter's School, Cambridge, Academic Staff Association

80

St. Margaret's College Teachers Union Incorporated

91

Taranaki Regional Council Staff Association Inc

112

Taranaki Union Group incorporated

0R

Tasman Staff Association

70

Taxpro Incorporated

776

Te Kuiti Beef Workers Union Incorporated

82

Tertiary Institutes Allied Staff Association Inc

1768

The Amalgamated Stevedores Union Incorporated

454

The Association of Tutors in Tertiary Institutions

214

The Caregivers and Related Employees Independent Association of Staff Incorporated

225

The Clutha District Council Officer's Association

60

The Customs Officers Association

539

The Farmers Mutual Group Staff Association Inc

16

The Foreign Service Association

0R

The Grey District Council Union Incorporated

54

The Hawke's Bay Regional Council Staff Union Incorporated

35

The Independent Schools Education Association

687

The NZ Towage, Pilotage & Port Workers Union

8

The Rotorua Peoples Advocacy Union

54

The Royal New Zealand Ballet Union of Employees Inc

34

The Rugby Players Collective

N/R

The Surfside Employees Association

92

TIG-The Independent Group

34

TIG-HW Incorporated

21

Towers Auckland Employees Union Incorporated

0R

Tuia Union Incorporated

641

Unison Networks Employees Association Incorporated

40

UNITE Union

6603

United Fisheries Workplace Union Incorporated

50

Waingawa Workers Union

N/R

Warehouse People Union Incorporated

758

Western Bay of Plenty District Council Employees Association Inc

96

Whakatane District Council Employees Association

121

Work & Income Northland Staff Incorporated

45

WSA Incorporated

101

Total 379185

Key:

  • N/R – Did not provide annual return 2012
  • 0R – Union is in recess

 

Union Membership by Industry

Industry

Male

Female

Total


Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

2323

996

3319

Communication Services

3094

3670

6764

Construction and Trade Services

6000

345

6345

Cultural and Recreational Services

3118

2876

5994

Education

26112

65989

92101

Electricity, Gas and Water Services

3811

712

4523

Finance, Insurance and Business Services

3679

6290

9969

Government Administration and Defence

24224

24443

48667

Health and Community Services

16334

78513

100434

Manufacturing

40155

10491

50646

Mining

2075

107

2182

Restaurant and Accommodation

2384

3208

5592

Transport and Storage

23841

6150

29991

Wholesale and Retail

4989

7669

12658

Totals 162139 211459 379185

 

Union membership by industry table

[image] Union membership by industry table - 2012.

 

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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