Entry from British & World English dictionary
An association of employees performing some of the functions of a trade union, such as representing its members in discussions with management.
- The student union has also been able to meet with the mediator and representatives of both the management and the staff association.
- He was angered by reports that striking members of the staff association at the University of the North West disrupted year-end examinations.
- Your trade union or staff association should be able to advise over what is generally acceptable in your line of work.
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