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Secondary V • 1yr.

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What are the disadvantages of being unionized?

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    Team Alloprof • 1yr.

    Thanks for reaching out! :)

    First of all, remember that a union is an association that represents a group of workers from the same company or workplace, allowing better bargaining power between employees and managers.

    When determining a collective agreement, decisions often depend on democracy. It can be a disadvantage for a worker if his opinion differs from that of the majority of his colleagues, since his voice will not be heard.

    In addition, union representation requires a certain contribution from workers. They will then see a small percentage of their salary allocated to the union representing them.

    Finally, a unionized worker must respect the strikes announced by his union, which can be an inconvenience.

    Let us know if we can help you with anything else! :)

    -Marilee