The number of members of trade unions was on the decline over the past six years, uniting 92,000 members or 7.7 percent of all employees last year, Statistics Lithuania said on Monday.
Trade Unions protest meeting in the Front of the Seimas
© DELFI / Tomas Vinickas

In 2014, trade union membership was 8.1 percent, as compared to 8.4 in 2013, 9.2 percent in 2012, 10 percent in 2011 and 10.9 percent in 2010.

Budgets of trade unions declined by 15.7 percent to 3.3 million euros in 2015, with membership fees accounting for 74.7 percent of the money (69.5 pct in 2014).

In 2015, associations of businessmen and employers united 13,500 legal entities (companies), which accounted for 13.6 percent of all existing legal entities (13,900 and 14.9 pct in 2014). Money of businessmen and employers' associations stood at 48.3 million euros (EUR 48.1 mln in 2014), mainly coming from membership fees, just like in earlier years.

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