Union membership continues to fall among full-time employees, with new data showing the proportion
that are union members has fallen from 18 per cent to 17 per cent in the two years to August.

Australian Mines and Metals Association chief executive Steve Knott said union membership had been on ‘‘a continuous downward slide’’ for decades, as increased job mobility left workers ‘‘less inclined to be aligned to union collectivism’’.

‘‘As the ACTU pitches for an IR nirvana based on living in the ’70s, it is unsurprising union membership continues to decline,’’Mr Knott said.

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