closed shop

closed shop
closed shop ˌclosed ˈshop noun [countable usually singular]
1. HUMAN RESOURCES a place of work where only members of a particular trade union are employed:

• Mr Blair was criticised by union leaders when he dropped his support of the closed shop.

2. COMMERCE a market or organization where people from outside it are not allowed

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closed shop UK US noun [C]
HR, WORKPLACE a place of work where you have to belong to a particular trade union: »

Unions wanted to negotiate a closed shop with their employers.

DISAPPROVING a type of job, an industry, etc. that is only open to particular people or companies to work in and not to everyone: »

The US defence market was until recently a closed shop to all but American firms.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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