trade union
trade union n: labor union

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

trade union
Under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992, most union rights and immunities only apply where the union is recognised and certified under section 6 of the Act (by the Department of Education and Training and Training Certification Officer) as unconnected with and independent of, an employer or association of employers. A union is recognised if there is a formal agreement between the employer and that union for collective bargaining purposes.

Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.


trade union
an organisation (whether permanent or temporary) that consists wholly or mainly of workers all in an organisation whose principal purposes include the regulation of relations between workers and employers. It is not to be treated as a body corporate but it may sue or be sued in its own name. Special rights and privileges accrue to a union that is certified as independent by the Certification Officer, who must also maintain a list of unions. The main legal benefit a union has over other bodies is the immunity that it and its members and official have against many tort actions. However, aside from the golden formulae, which must be satisfied, recent restrictions require action that is sought to be immune to be founded upon open and fair balloting of members.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


trade union
Defined in TULRCA as an organisation of workers whose principal purposes include the regulation of relations between workers and their employers.
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Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


trade union
An organization of workers in the same skilled occupation or related skilled occupations who act together to secure for all members favorable wages, hours, and other working conditions.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


trade union
An organization of workers in the same skilled occupation or related skilled occupations who act together to secure for all members favorable wages, hours, and other working conditions.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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