Meaning of “trade union” in the English Dictionary

"trade union" in British English

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trade unionnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌtreɪd ˈjuː.ni.ən/ us /ˌtreɪd ˈjuː.ni.ən/ UK UK also trades union, US labor union

(Definition of “trade union” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"trade union" in American English

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a labor union

(Definition of “trade union” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"trade union" in Business English

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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 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
belong to/form/join a trade union

(Definition of “trade union” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)