6310.0 - Employee Earnings, Benefits and Trade Union Membership, Australia, Aug 2000  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 02/04/2001   
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Attention News Editors, Chiefs of Staff

Clarification of Trade Union membership figures

The Australian Bureau of Statistics today (11.30am) issued media release no. 30/2001, headed EMPLOYEE EARNINGS ON THE INCREASE. The release was associated with the publication Employee Earnings, Benefits and Trade Union Membership, Australia (cat. no. 6310.0).

In para 5, please read first sentence as....The proportion of employees who are trade union members continued to decrease. ..This substitutes for ...The number of trade union members continues to decrease.. .

This clarification makes it clear that the proportion of employees who are trade union members continued to decrease and not (rpt not) that the number of trade union members continued to decrease.

Please bring this to the attention of relevant reporting staff.

ABS regrets any inconvenience this may have caused.


Released by:

Steve Dangaard
Director, Media and Public Affairs Unit
Tel: 02 6252 7197