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Labour organizations and their members

ACTU

Australian Council of Trade Unions: in Australia, the main organization of trade unions

the AFL-CIO

the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations: the largest US organization for trade unions

brother

noun

used by men who belong to a trade union for talking to or referring to other men who are members

the CBI

the Confederation of British Industry: an organization in the UK that represents large businesses

chapel

noun

a group of trade union members, especially in the newspaper or publishing industries

closed shop

noun

a business where all the workers must be members of a particular trade union

COSATU

Congress of South African Trade Unions: a large and powerful organization in South Africa that represents many different trade unions

Equity

a trade union for actors

executive

noun

a group of people who are responsible for making important decisions in a political party, trade union etc

labor union

noun

a trade union

labour

noun

the organizations to which workers belong, or their leaders, considered as a group

the labour movement

noun

the political and other organizations such as trade unions whose aim is to improve conditions for workers

non-union

adjective

not a member of a trade union

non-union

adjective

a non-union company does not make agreements with trade unions

the NUJ

noun

the National Union of Journalists: a trade union that represents journalists in the UK

organize

verb

to form a trade union (=an organization that protects workers’ rights), or to persuade people to do this

shop steward

noun

a worker who represents other workers in a particular union in meetings with managers

syndicalism

noun

the belief that workers should control industry through trade unions

the Tolpuddle Martyrs

a group of 19th-century English farm workers who formed a trade union (=an organization that represents workers in discussions with employers) and as a result were officially punished by a court of law

trades union

noun

a trade union

Trades Union Congress

a British organization to which most trade unions belong. It is usually called the TUC.

trade union

noun

an organization of workers that aims to improve pay and conditions of work. Trade unions are often simply called unions

trade unionism

noun

the system of trade unions, or the principles on which trade unions are based

trade unionist

noun

someone who supports a trade union or trade unionism

the TUC

noun

the Trades Union Congress: the organization that represents British trade unions (=workers’ organizations)

union

noun

an organization that represents the workers in a particular industry and tries to improve pay, conditions etc

union

noun

belonging to or connected with a union

unionise

a British spelling of unionize

unionised

a British spelling of unionized

unionize

verb

to organize a group of workers so that they form a trade union

unionize

verb

to join a trade union

unionized

adjective

unionized workers are members of trade unions

Unison

a large trade union in the UK for people who work in the public services

unorganized

adjective

unorganized workers do not belong to a trade union

syndicalist

adjective

unionization

noun

sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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