With millennials now making up almost 40 per cent of Canada’s working population, it will be up to a younger generation of employees to decide how relevant unions are in today’s labour movement.

For decades unions have fought for fairer wages, more secure pensions and equality in the workplace. With high unemployment rates and growing numbers of precarious jobs spanning the province, millennials are looking to unions for opportunity and security.

As baby boomers and Gen X populations continue to retire, the millennial workforce will only increase; issues more unique to these younger generations — low wages, precarious work, etc. — may allude to why we’re seeing the popularity of unions rising with the millennial labour movement.