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All of the organized activity of wage-earners to better their own conditions their own conditions either immediately or in the more or less distant future.
Labour movement implies in some degree, a community of outlook, it is an organization, or rather many forms of organizations based upon the sense of common status and a common need for mutual help.
A trade union is an essential basis of a labour movement for without cannot exist, because trade unions are the principal schools in which the workers learn the lesson of self-reliance and solidarity.
The trade union movement on the other hand, started after 1918, when the workers formed their associations to improve their conditions. It is, thus, a part of the Ëœlabour movementâ„¢, which is a much wide term.
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