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Unionism is a movement based on the ideal of syndicalism and support for the trade union movement, but which exists within the framework of an open capitalist society as an independent participatory private entity. Syndicalism refers to a set of ideas, movements and tendencies which share the avowed aim of transforming capitalist society through action by the working class on the industrial front. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... In economics, a capitalist is someone who owns capital, presumably within the economic system of capitalism. ...


For the political meaning in the UK and Ireland, see Unionist. The word Unionist, simply meaning one espousing a union, has a number of connotations, depending on context: Unionists are people in Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales who were historically in favour of uniting their nations into a United Kingdom, or who in modern times wish their nations to remain part...


Unionism is also a term used by some Christian denominations to describe ecumenicalism.

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When we use the term we are referring to a global brew of two fairly well-known union strategies: organizing and partnership.
For a deeper analysis of the roots of new unionism and its prospects email library@newunionism.net and we will send you a report for discussion by founding member Dr Conor Cradden.
Difficult questions regarding the aspirations and goals of unionism were being raised, but for working people the answer was straightforward: they wanted a voice; they wanted influence.
Unionism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (102 words)
Unionism is a movement based on the ideal of syndicalism and support for the trade union movement, but which exists within the framework of an open capitalist society as an independent participatory private entity.
For the political meaning in the UK and Ireland, see Unionist.
Unionism is also a term used by some Christian denominations to describe ecumenicalism.
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