trade union Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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trade unionnoun [C]

uk   us   UK (UK also trades union, US labor union)
an ​organization that ​represents the ​people who ​work in a ​particularindustry, ​protectstheirrights, and ​discussestheirpay and ​workingconditions with ​employers: The government's ​proposals have been ​stronglycriticized by the ​tradeunions. The ​rally was ​organized by ​localtradeunionofficials.
See also
trade unionism
noun [U] uk   us   /-ɪ.zəm/
trade unionist
noun [C] uk   us   /ˌtreɪdˈjuː.ni.ən.ɪst/
(Definition of trade union from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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trade unionnoun [C]

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trade unionnoun

uk   us   (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 ​paidlabourforce are not members of a ​tradeunion. The Labour ​partyemerged from within the tradeunionmovement. a tradeunion activist/​leader/​member a tradeunionofficial/​representative belong to/​form/​join a ​tradeunion recognize a ​tradeunion
(Definition of trade union from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “trade union”
in Arabic نَقابة عُمّال…
in Korean 노동 조합…
in Portuguese sindicato…
in Catalan sindicat…
in Japanese (英)労働組合…
in Chinese (Simplified) 工会…
in Turkish işçi sendikası…
in Russian профсоюз…
in Chinese (Traditional) 工會…
in Italian sindacato…
in Polish związek zawodowy…
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