One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A member of a trade union or an advocate of trade unionism.
- ‘How quaint, we all said, to see trades unionists with megaphones out on the streets demonstrating in defence of their jobs.’
- ‘They may be secretaries and trades unionists, and I'm sure they're all very good at their jobs, but they don't exactly send the pulse racing.’
- ‘I am a trade unionist in the Natfhe lecturers' union and have been a reader of Socialist Worker for over 30 years.’
- ‘She had a unique ability to express the aspirations of businessmen and trades unionists, professionals and council tenants.’
- ‘With the first military regime on 17 November 1958, state tortures were largely expanded through the abuse of police authorities against political opponents and trades unionists.’
- ‘Hundreds of jobs have been lost in the heart of the UK's caravan manufacturing industry - but trades unionists do not believe they will be permanent.’
- ‘We urge all trades unionists and those who support us to take this to heart and stand up for what is right.’
- ‘He had made his name as a militant trade unionist and prominent member of the SPD, which he had joined in 1903 in Hamburg.’
- ‘He was later cleared of any wrongdoing and was adopted by the trades unionists as a martyr marking their struggle through turbulent times.’
- ‘Soon after widespread protests and strikes broke out in opposition to the jailing of a leading trade unionist over employer attempts to injuct the unions.’
- ‘But the consciousness exhibited by workers in these struggles was of a trade unionist rather than social democratic character.’
- ‘‘It was a defining moment for South African democracy,’ said a senior trade unionist, who asked not to be named.’
- ‘He had dedicated much of his life to serving the community, was a D-Day veteran and had been a trade unionist.’
- ‘Every trade unionist can collect for the firefighters, raise solidarity, and ensure that people know it is the government which is compromising safety.’
- ‘And I don't just mean religious leaders, trades unionists and peace protesters.’
- ‘Then came the trade unionists, but I was not a trade unionist.’
- ‘It seems anyone who feels moved to demonstrate about what they believe in is branded a usual suspect: trades unionists, socialist workers, nuclear disarmers, anti-vivisectionists.’
- ‘She looks more like a hardboiled academic than a trade unionist who has come through some rough times.’
- ‘Each trade unionist has the power to organise greater numbers around them.’
- ‘He was a trade unionist who was presented and tried for receiving secret commissions and the case in some respects took some unusual courses.’
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