trade union

English vocabulary used to talk about economics and business.
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Song Ji-na
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trade union

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trade union
-Association of employees involved in a particular type of work.
-A trade union is an organization that has been formed by workers in order to represent their rights and interests to their employers, for example in order to improve working conditions or wages.[ mainly BRIT ]

-example-
Demonstrators hold red flags and banners with labour slogans during the customary May Day March in the centre of Athens, organized by the Workers' Militant Front (PAME) -- a trade union affiliated with the Communist Party of Greece -- Wednesday, 11 May 2005.

from - http://news.nate.com/Service/natenews/S ... 3481215184

An employee has the right to join a trade union, and should not be refused a job, dismissed, harassed or selected for redundancy because they are a member of or want to join a trade union.

from - http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/ican/A1175726

Kim young ju
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trade union

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It is an international trade union organization which has consultative status with the OECD and its various committees.
1.This sentence means that this trade union has consultative status with the OECD and its various committees

2.trade union- A labor union, especially one limited in membership to people in the same trade.

3.http://www.tuac.org/
It operates in close co-operation with other international trade union organisations and seeks to promote a democratic and prosperous Commonwealth in which international labour standards are observed.
1.This sentence means that this trade union is managed in close co-operation with other international trade union organisations and looks for to promote a democratic and prosperous Commonwealth in which international labour standards are observed.
2.http://www.commonwealthtuc.org/

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