Definition of non-union in English:

non-union

adjective

  • Not belonging or relating to a trade union.

    ‘non-union agreements’
    • ‘The company rejected negotiating a collective work contract and is pushing workers to sign up to a non-union agreement.’
    • ‘In July, the project came to a standstill for nine days when workers stopped to oppose the use of non-union contract labour on the site.’
    • ‘At the same time, it will continue spending taxpayer funds on the promotion of secret, non-union, individual agreements.’
    • ‘Corrigan wanted a profitable company but one employing non-union labour.’
    • ‘Management personnel and non-union workers are being used to keep the airport running.’
    • ‘Malev is currently believed to be attempting to have some aircraft serviced by non-union workers at Warsaw Airport.’
    • ‘South Korean banks have stated they will use non-union contract workers and managers to act as bank tellers if the action goes ahead.’
    • ‘An agreement to restrain wages on the part of the central labour federation might not extend to the population of non-union workers.’
    • ‘We know that this clause will be bad for non-union workers.’
    • ‘According to Richard Freeman and Joel Rogers, forty-two million non-union workers want a union.’
    • ‘The goal has been to inform the public and non-union hotel workers about Local 1's objectives.’
    • ‘The paper is produced and distributed by non-union labour.’
    • ‘Wages rise under the pressure of union drives, especially among non-union workers.’
    • ‘Workers picketed the site and scuffles broke out between picketers and non-union workers.’
    • ‘Australian workers, union and non-union, had expected to be paid under terms set out by Boeing in 1996.’
    • ‘Two thirds of these are reported to be on individual, non-union workplace agreements.’
    • ‘To their dismay, the unions may find that many non-union workers will refuse to pay the service fee or join the union.’
    • ‘Mainland is a subsidiary of contract labour operator ISO, which has been using non-union labour for years.’
    • ‘The company starts its campaign for stand alone, non-union agreements with a ballot at Warwick Farm today.’

Pronunciation:

non-union

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