trade unionism

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trade union

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

trade unionism n.
trade unionist n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: unionism - the system or principles and theory of labor unionstrade unionism - the system or principles and theory of labor unions
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

trade unionism

[ˌtreɪdˈjuːnjəˌnɪzm] trades unionism [ˌtreɪdzˈjuːnjəˌnɪzm] n (Brit) → sindacalismo
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KARACHI -- Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani Sunday called for strengthening trade unionism in the country to make the democracy strong.
WODP focuses on developing the capabilities of the workers and their organization to be able to perform their roles effectively and efficiently toward the promotion of trade unionism, workers empowerment and sound labor-management relations.
Mr Halfon said trade unionism is currently seen through "the prisms of a few militant leaders who I believe don't represent the thousands of ordinary trade union members".
They rejected the onward march of casualisation and by doing so, they showed the way forward for fighting back trade unionism.
Addressing delegates as "sisters and brothers", he said trade unionism was "in my body".
He also pointed out the need for labour participation in regional and international events to reflect the climate of freedom and pluralism enjoyed by the workers in Bahrain and highlight the bright image of the kingdom as a pioneering country in the region at the labour and trade unionism level.
Obediently, they supported the status quo, eg opposing Suffragettes, trade unionism, were pro-apartheid, pro Vietnam War etcetera.
It is no exaggeration to say that the right to strike in this, the first country of free trade unionism, was and is hanging by a thread" - Len McCluskey, leader of the Unite union.
Social justice is a laudable objective, but celebrating oldfashioned bully-boy socialist "values" in the name of solidarity and trade unionism should be consigned to the dustbin of history.
Her party has started a review of all legislation relating to industrial relations and trade unionism.
Charles Baird says that he, along with the papal encyclicals beginning with Leo XIII's Rerum Novarum, "unequivocally endorse[s] some form of trade unionism.
Not for economic reasons, but simply to confront and attempt to destroy political trade unionism through its most powerful and vociferous proponent, the National Union of Mineworkers.

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