UK unions must reform to tackle membership decline, says report

Fabian Society and Community study shows fastest-growing industries such as hospitality have lowest membership levels

Britain’s trade unions have been warned they face increasing irrelevance without radical reform to attract new members in fast-growing sectors with large numbers of casual employees, such as the hospitality industry.

The warning comes in a new report from leftwing thinktank the Fabian Society and the Community union, with analysis showing that the country’s fastest-growing industries have the lowest levels of membership.

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