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closed shop

n
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) (formerly) an industrial establishment in which there exists a contract between a trade union and the employer permitting the employment of the union's members only. Compare open shop, union shop
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closed′ shop′


n.
a business establishment in which union membership is a condition of employment.
[1900–05, Amer.]
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closed shop

A firm which allows only union members to be employed operates a closed shop.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.closed shop - a company that hires only union members
company - an institution created to conduct business; "he only invests in large well-established companies"; "he started the company in his garage"
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"And of all unmitigated immoral gouges, your destruction of the closed-shop principle was the limit.
ND : Yes, that's why the reporting you've been doing has been helpful because it's making clear to everyone who has an interest in the game that the prospect of a closed-shop Champions League - based on bank balances rather than winning matches - would be disastrous for Scottish clubs.
As this action is to promote closed-shop practices and involves unlawful picketing, the Coventry Taxi Association does not have statutory immunity from civil proceedings.