Thursday, June 8, 2017

Generational change and unions

The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE), of which NBU is a component, is conducting research into what generational change means for unions and the labour movement in Canada.
The research will begin with a short survey of members of NUPGE components. The purpose will be to help recruit participants for an upcoming online study. The survey will take under 10 minutes to complete. Member perceptions and feelings through the lens of generational differences are some of the information that will be analyzed. A subset of respondents will then be recruited to participate in the online community study made up of millennial (age 18 to 35) members.
Members' views will be reported with complete anonymity, and questions will explore a number of themes:
• Perceptions of union trust
• Perceptions of union value
• Perceptions of youth in the workplace and within the union
Members' views will be extremely valuable in mapping out what can be expected during the next worker-cohort transition and will provide advice for communicating with and engaging young members. This survey is open to members of all ages, and all are encouraged to take part.
We are especially encouraging young workers, under 35, who have been less active or less vocal within the union.
All members who participate in the survey will have a chance to win a new iPad in an upcoming draw.
Those chosen from the survey to participate in the online community will receive a $100 incentive. Participation in this online community will take about an hour.
To access the survey, please click on the following link:
http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/abacus/nupge-short-april-2017-1/