Unionised workplaces within the construction sector appear to deliver better outcomes with regard to safety compared with workplaces where unions are not present or do not have a strong presence, an overseas study suggests.

Based on an analysis of seven years of data between 2006 and 2012 in the Canadian province of Ontario, researchers from Canada’s Institute for Work & Health (IWH) found that construction workers in unionised companies were more likely than those in non-unionised companies to report injuries overall but reported lower…