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A trade union whose coverage is defined in terms of representing a particular occupation; hence also referred to as a horizontal union. Numerous occupational unions still exist in Portugal, since the present-day union structures largely perpetuate the organizational model imposed during the corporatist period, which favoured association by occupation and on a territorial basis. See trade union organization , trade union freedom/right to organize:freedom to form trade unions .
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