What is Union?

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Union refers to an organized group of individuals connected by a common interest in order to deal with collective issues and achieve certain goals.

what-is-union


Union definition

Union refers to an organized group of individuals connected by a common interest in order to deal with collective issues and achieve certain goals. Workers who organize a united group, usually related to the kind of work they do, to collectively bargain for better work conditions, pay or benefit increases, etc.

Most popular type of union is labor union where workers connect based on the type of work they do as a way to achieve better work conditions, increase of payment etc. Unions can represent a group of workers or act as a body which speaks on behalf of one employee who is experiencing certain issues with his/her company.

Most of the countries have laws which allow workers to join/form a union to ensure that their rights are protected and save them from exploitation. The union is financed by monthly dues submitted by its members.


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