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Last Updated: Monday May 23 2005 12:57 GMT

What are trade unions?

Bill Morris speaking to the Trades Union Congress
A trade union is an association of workers that wants to make things better in their workplace.

They speak for their members over all important parts of their job, like wages and working hours.

By joining together, a trade union can often bargain for more than individuals.



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