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trade union

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

trade unionism n.
trade unionist n.

trade union

or

trades union

n
(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


n.
1. a labor union of workers in related crafts, as distinguished from general workers or a union including all workers in an industry.
[1825–35]
trade′-un`ion, adj.
trade′ un′ionism, n.
trade′ un′ionist, n.

trade union

labor union
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trade 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
Translations
نِقَابَةُ عُمَّالنِقابَة عُمّال
odbory
fagforening
ammattiyhdistys
sindikat
szakszervezet
労働組合
노동조합
sindikat
fackförening
สหภาพแรงงาน
công đoàn

trade union

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

trade

(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.
verb
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
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