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  • verb Present participle of unionise.


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  • The need for assistance in unionising farm workers was emphasised.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1994

  • However, in the face of these huge retrenchments the principal union, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), was able to steadily increase its influence and membership by unionising a greater proportion of the workforce from about 200,000 in 1986 to 311,000 in 1994.


  • The unionising process which the former individualists had undergone in ten years of administration is illustrated by the speech of Crawford, of Georgia, a lifelong adherent to the principles of Jefferson in the main, but too liberal to be bound to a dead past.

    The United States of America, Part 1 Edwin Erle Sparks 1892

  • It was entirely too late for such unionising suggestions.

    The United States of America, Part 1 Edwin Erle Sparks 1892

  • London Citizens, we can turn the party machine to such extra-parliamentary activity as fighting for a decent national minimum wage and unionising the low-paid.

    Latest news from the public and voluntary sectors, including health, children, local government and social care, plus SocietyGuardian jobs | 2010

  • I'm not convinced, however, that unionising agency staff is the only solution.

    The Guardian World News 2010

  • All subsequent efforts at unionising Wal-Mart's US employees have failed. - Comments 2009

  • Rev. Israel Alvaron, of Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice, marched in front of the San Francisco Wells Fargo in solidarity with hotel and restaurant workers in the Bay Area whose employers, including Hyatt and Meridian, are discouraging them from unionising.

    Global Issues News Headlines 2009

  • Roberts said Wells Fargo and other banks are taking taxpayer dollars with one hand and with the other, are lobbying against a bill in Congress that would remove barriers to unionising, called the Employee Free Choice Act. 'We're absolutely opposed to AIG [American International Group] getting multi-million-dollar bonuses,' Roberts added.

    Global Issues News Headlines 2009

  • What was also striking was the genuine fear among staff in certain workplaces, where unionising clearly had tight restrictions.

    Socialist Party 2009


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