company union

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company union

a TRADE UNION which is in effect run by the management of a company and which is intended to defuse employee grievances or wage demands. As such it cannot be considered to be a genuine union, and would therefore find it difficult to secure a certificate of independence from the CERTIFICATION OFFICER, and hence would be denied the benefits unions usually obtain as FRIENDLY SOCIETIES. See STAFF ASSOCIATION.
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ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- As Cabinet ministers publicly call on businesspeople to react to opposition parties' pledges to increase the minimum wage, arguing that the result would be a probable increase in employment costs, most of the labor unions that are meant to vocalize workers' interests and complaints remain silent, increasing concerns over the proliferation of "yellow unions" in the country.
The first, credited to Pierre Bietry, director of the French National Federation of Yellow Unions, refers to the color of the paper with which "yellows" replaced windows broken by "red" unions in the town hall of Montceau-les-Mines so they could hold a meeting.
Holding Unite placards and donning yellow union jackets, David Brown Gear Systems employees took to the picket line across the two site entrances in Lockwood from 6am yesterday.