trades union

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Noun1.trades union - an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employertrades 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
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How find a straight road of progress, you men of science, of industry, of cooperation, of trades unions, and all the rest?
uk - a website of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) and the TUC website itself is at : www.
The NTUC became a stalwart partner of the PAP and the party on their part steadfastly supports the Union (National Trades Union Congress, 2014).
Scottish Trades Union Congress general secretary Grahame Smith said workers were "disappointed" with the case being put forward by Better Together.
But a spokesman said: "In 2011-12, there were nine FTE trades union staff working for the Welsh Government.
If any worker decides he does not wish to belong to a trades union, he has decided he does not wish a trades union to negotiate for him.