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a company that hires only union members

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The driver wishing to keep his job must join and so the closed shop is extended beyond the confines of that factory.
Employees from the closed shops will be offered a job in other locations, Belgacom said.
Even though I was an NUJ shop steward, and closed shops were common in those days, I always argued against them.
As for the complaints about closed shops and lack of tourist attractions, since the coming of cheap foreign holidays half a century ago, almost every seaside resort in Britain has been affected by these to some extent.
Incidents of firing were reported in Lyari and adjoining areas where armed men stopped all traffic and forcibly closed shops and main markets.
Opposition website, Norooznews reported people smashed windows of closed shops with sticks and stones.
Co-operative unions, however, requested and secured closed shops in existing shipyards as a means to solidify relations.
ALA'A AL HABASHI, WHO CLOSELY FOLLOWED THE OPERATION, MANY CLOSED SHOPS WERE RE- OPENED AND TEMPORARILY DECORATED TO BE FILMED.
The strike closed shops, schools, banks and offices in the summer capital Srinagar and other towns in the revolt-hit Muslim-majority Kashmir Valley, police and witnesses said.
Having a very high regard for North Wales, the sight of market towns with closed shops, boarded up public houses in many instances is a disgrace.
BOARDED UP: Some of the closed shops on Redcar High Street
These rackets have been enshrined in the law for many years, dating back to the time when state protectionism and closed shops were considered perfectly acceptable practices.
I was shocked by the poverty all around me - the closed shops and restaurants in downtown Tel Aviv, the unemployment, the stories of hunger and hopelessness.
Closed shops on San Fernando Boulevard are scheduled for replacement to give Burbank a hot old-town district.
Although the tough market has seen High Street casualties, it is said to have a silver lining for the remaining chains, as former customers of the closed shops are now looking for new stores in which to buy clothes.