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trade union

noun     (UK also trades union, US also labor union) WORKPLACE, HR
an organization that represents the people who work in a particular industry, protects their rights, and agrees on pay, hours, etc. with their employers: 75% of the country's paid labour force are not members of a trade union. The Labour party emerged from within the trade union movement. a trade union activist/leader/member a trade union official/representative belong to/form/join a trade union recognize a trade union
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