free, independent, official, public sector, recognized, registered | militant, strong | local, national | electricians', teachers', etc.
VERB + TRADE UNION
form, set up | dissolve | join | belong to | ban
TRADE UNION + VERB
be affiliated to sth | represent sb/sth
The union represents 40% of all hospital workers.
| negotiate (sth)
The nurses' union negotiated a 3% pay rise.
| accept sth, agree (to sth) | refuse sth, reject sth, threaten sth
The union threatened strike action if its demands were not met.
| claim sth, express sth
Several unions expressed support for the strike.
| support sb/sth
TRADE UNION + NOUN
confederation, federation, movement, organization | affiliation | action, activism, activity, militancy, power | rights | activist, leader, member/membership, official, representative | law
More information about ORGANIZATION
create, establish, form, found, set up, start ~
an association created to promote local industry The company was founded in 1981.
(often law)She sought a court order to have the partnership dissolved.
He runs an accountancy firm.
The executive committee manages the group on a day-to-day basis.
be/become a member of, join ~
She became a member of the Society of Arts.
The country plans to leave the organization.
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