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This article considers the attitudes and experiences of female full- and part-time workers towards trade unions. Expanding upon previous research it suggests that while the attitudes of full- and part-time workers towards trade unions are similar, experiences of trade unions are not: they depend upon the employment context and work history. A life course perspective is advanced, which examines women's employment contexts and transitions between full- and part-time work in order to further explain female part-timers’ lower likelihood of unionising.