Definition of labour movement in English:

labour movement

(US labor movement)

noun

  • A political movement campaigning to improve the rights and conditions of working people.

    ‘I was becoming active in the labour movement’
    • ‘The history of the labour movement offers innumerable examples for the long-term consequences of exclusionary practices.’
    • ‘In the context of neo-liberalism, corporatism is an even more dangerous strategy for the labour movement.’
    • ‘During this period, the Labour Party actually presided over the complete disintegration of the famed historical labour movement.’
    • ‘In a historic perspective, the labour movement there faces problems similar to earlier periods of industrial transformation.’
    • ‘Without dismissing the labour movement of old, he is enthusiastic about new campaigns, keen to connect the two.’