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closed shop

[¦klōzd ′shäp]
(computer science)
A data-processing center so organized that only professional programmers and operators have access to the center to meet the needs of users.
(industrial engineering)
An establishment permitting only union members to be employed.

Closed Shop

 

in capitalist countries the demand presented by a trade union to an entrepreneur that the latter hire only members of that particular union. In making these demands, the union often assumes the obligation of supplying the entrepreneur with the labor force needed. Under preferential hiring, which is a variety of the closed shop, the entrepreneur pledges to give preference to members of this union in hiring workers. The demand for the closed shop is resisted by entrepreneurs, whose interest is in weakening the trade unions. In the USA the closed shop is prohibited by the federal Taft-Hartley Act of 1947 as well as by the laws of several states. The closed shop is also prohibited in several provinces of Canada, in Australia, and elsewhere.

closed shop

A construction project operating under a work system that requires membership in a particular union as a necessary condition of employment.

closed shop

An environment in which only data processing staff is allowed access to the computer. Contrast with open shop.
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Tariq Fazal Chaudhry and the government for giving due consideration to the demand of business community and allowing them to close shops in Islamabad by 10:00 pm.
Cabinet Energy Conservation Committee had taken decision on 8th April 2015 under the Chair of Prime Minister to close shops in Islamabad by 8 pm as a part of energy conservation measures.
Badr Almotawa, a Saudi analyst, emphasized the need to close shops before 9 p.
He said the energy crisis was the issue of whole country whereas line losses and power theft were minimum in Islamabad as compared to other cities, but it was unfortunate that only the traders of federal capital were being forced to close shops early which was highly discriminatory.
Abdul Rauf Alam, Chairman Founder Group said that traders have always cooperated with the government and forcing them to close shops by 8:00 pm was unjustified.
ISLAMABAD, April 25, 2010 (Frontier Star): The power crisis in twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad as well as Government's decision to close shops at 8:00 PM is forcing consumers to install generators in their homes and shops.
KARACHI, April 22, 2010 (Frontier Star): Traders in Karachi have rejected the government's decision to close shops by 8:00 pm.
On the other hand, traders community have rejected the decision of federal Government with regard to closing of markets by 8:00 PM saying we are already facing financial crunch due to load shedding and cannot close shops by 8:00 PM.