Employees form trade unions in order to jointly represent their interests to their employers and the state. In democratic states, trade unions play an important role in preventing economic exploitation of employees and ensuring an appropriate level of income. This paper will therefore examine the following questions in closer detail: What are the typical functions of trade unions in democracies? How is the relationship between the state and trade unions governed in democratic systems? How can a trade union be structured in order to ensure that individual members can effectively help shape its policy?
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