Monday, February 4, 2008

Types of Trade Union

Types of Trade Union

A trade union is an organization which represents workers. There are four main types:
Craft unions Represents skilled workers from one occupation. For example, SOGAT 82 (printers) and the AUEW (engineering).

General unions Represents mainly unskilled workers from many occupations. For example the TGWU (Transport and General Workers' Union).

Industrial unions Represents mainly workers in one industry. For example, the NUM (miners' union)

Professional or white-collar unions :Represents skilled workers in mainly service industries. For example, the NUT (teachers' union).

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