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a company that hires only union members

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PROFESSIONS such as medicine, the senior civil service and the law must ditch their closed-shop mentality and open their doors to a "forgotten middle class" generation that have missed out on the social mobility enjoyed by their parents, a Government-commissioned report will say next week.
Otherwise the continued boring closed-shop monopoly will carry on and maybe everyone will give up spending so much money for no hope.
Older, larger companies, however, may still be struggling to change old mindsets and the legacy of many years of success through a kind of closed-shop development process.
Thousands of Iraqi innocents sacrificed, dozens of our own troops killed, our reputation in the eyes of the world lost and now another closed-shop inquiry.
Mexico's closed-shop clause favoring unions is illegal, the country's Supreme Court ruled.