trade union

Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

trade union

A labor union, especially one limited in membership to people in the same trade.

trade unionism n.
trade unionist n.

trade union


trades union

(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) an association of employees formed to improve their incomes and working conditions by collective bargaining with the employer or employer organizations
trade unionism, trades unionism n
trade unionist, trades unionist n

trade′ un′ion

1. a labor union of workers in related crafts, as distinguished from general workers or a union including all workers in an industry.
trade′-un`ion, adj.
trade′ un′ionism, n.
trade′ un′ionist, n.

trade union

labor union
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: union - an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employertrade union - an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer; "you have to join the union in order to get a job"
organization, organisation - a group of people who work together
industrial union, vertical union - a labor union that admits all workers in a given industry irrespective of their craft
craft union - a labor union whose membership is restricted to workers in a particular craft
company union - a union of workers for a single company; a union not affiliated with a larger union
labor movement, trade union movement, labor - an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movement
I.W.W., Industrial Workers of the World, IWW - a former international labor union and radical labor movement in the United States; founded in Chicago in 1905 and dedicated to the overthrow of capitalism; its membership declined after World War I
نِقَابَةُ عُمَّالنِقابَة عُمّال
công đoàn

trade union

trades union (Brit)
1. nsindacato
2. adj (official) → sindacale
trade-union dues → quota di associazione al sindacato


(treid) noun
1. the buying and selling of goods. Japan does a lot of trade with Britain.
2. (a) business, occupation, or job. He's in the jewellery trade.
1. (often with in or with) to buy and sell. They made a lot of money by trading; They trade in fruit and vegetables.
2. to exchange. I traded my watch for a bicycle.
ˈtrader noun
a person who trades.
ˈtrademark, ˈtradename nouns
an officially registered mark or name belonging to a particular company, and not to be used by anyone else, that is put on all goods made by the company.
ˈtradesman (ˈtreidz-) noun
1. a shopkeeper.
2. a workman in a skilled job. My husband cannot mend the television-set – I'll have to send for a tradesman.
trade(s) union
a group of workers of the same trade who join together to bargain with employers for fair wages, better working conditions etc.
trade(s) unionist a member of a trade(s) union (noun trade(s) unionism
trade wind
a wind that blows towards the equator (from the north-east and south-east).
trade in to give (something) as part-payment for something else: We decided to trade in our old car and get a new one ( noun ˈtrade-in)

trade union

نِقَابَةُ عُمَّال odbory fagforening Gewerkschaft συνδικάτο sindicato ammattiyhdistys syndicat sindikat sindacato 労働組合 노동조합 vakbond fagforening związek zawodowy sindicato профсоюз fackförening สหภาพแรงงาน sendika công đoàn 工会
References in classic literature ?
combine' -- a trade union, to coin a new phrase -- who band themselves together to force their lowly brother to take what they choose to give.
That is why we are proud to propose and second the Labour Group motion at the full meeting of Cardiff council today that resolves to support the Trade Union Congress and its affiliated unions in their campaign to protect trade union rights.
Withdrawing our labour is the solitary bit of power that the worker has over the boss and that will be destroyed if this Trade Union Bill becomes law.
A spokesman for Welsh Government public services minister Leighton Andrews said: "We remain fundamentally opposed to the Trade Union Bill and we will work with political parties here in the Assembly, and in Westminster, to fight this totally unnecessary piece of legislation.
A motion was backed by Kirklees Council to make an official protest at the Government's Trade Union Bill.
It's rare to find a trade union actively fighting for jobs not just for its own members, but also for the community at large.
The conflict between the two trade unions and the poultry
These include development patterns, employment and working conditions, political environment, legal framework for unions and workers' welfare, unions and unionism, and the perception of workers and trade union members on socio-economic and political matters.
The South African trade union movement, the fastest growing in the world, is dominated by the Congress of South African Trade Unions which remains a trade union, despite its closeness to the African National Congress and the fact that many of its representatives have moved into government positions.
DAVID Cameron has congratulated Nissan for producing 500,000 Qashqai cars - but been criticised by the MP whose constituency includes the car maker's Sunderland plant for clamping down on trade unions.
With the trade unions wings of the Congress and Communist Party of India Marxist being kept at bay by the workers, the Bharatiya Janata Party made an attempt to intervene, but reports indicate that they too have been shut out by the women.
The strikes follow the recent publication of the Trade Union Bill 2015-2016, which proposes amendments to the current trade union legislation contained in the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.

Full browser ?