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  1. trade un·ion
    IPA[ˈtrād ˌyo͞onyən]
  2. noun

    • 1. an organized association of workers in a trade, group of trades, or profession, formed to protect and further their rights and interests; a labor union.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: trade union, plural noun: trade unions

    • noun

      an organized association of workers in a trade, group of trades, or profession, formed to protect and further their rights and interests.
    • (in the UK) the official representative body of British trade unions, founded in 1868 and meeting annually.
    • noun

      the coordinating body of Australia's trade unions:
    • an association of trade unions founded in 1945, with headquarters in Prague. In 1949 most of the representatives from non-Communist countries withdrew and founded the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions; the WFTU is now composed largely of groups from developing countries.
    • an association formed in 1949 to promote free trade unionism worldwide. Its headquarters are in Brussels.
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