By being part of the union, they signed the store contract. A store closed before entry (or a simple closed store) is a form of union security agreement under which the employer undertakes to recruit only union members and workers must remain members of the union at all times to remain employed. This is different from a closed company after entry (Us: Union Shop) which is an agreement that requires all workers to join the union if they are not already members.  In a union activity, the union must accept as a member any person hired by the employer.  A February 1998 High Court ruling gave rise to a debate on the violation of the European Convention on Human Rights by the practice of closed transactions in Denmark. The central issue is forced union membership and the right to individual choice of union representation section 8 a (a) (3) of the Taft-Hartley Act, which expressly prohibited the closed store but authorized a collective agreement for a union shop, provided certain guarantees were fulfilled. Subject to the union, a union and an employer could agree that workers must join the union within 30 days of employment to keep their jobs. Section 8 (a) (3) specifies that this part is also known as pre-closed store contracts and that store contracts are entered into to protect union workers. Under this type of agreement, a particular company may require all of its employees to be part of a particular union or union. n. a company that will only hire union members of their choice or in agreement with unions, whereas the Labour Management Act prohibits closed business practices.
A “union shop” is a company in which the majority of workers voted to designate a union as their certified bargaining partner. Although closed transactions in the United States were declared illegal under the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947, they continue to exist in practice; However, they are not written in contracts. They are used by employers who depend on unions to recruit unions or sectors that only employ workers for a short period of time. B time (for example, port workers and construction workers). In such cases, employers could look for candidates by going to union recruitment rooms, but they can continue to hire elsewhere. Beyond the main issue of the human right not to join an association/union because of agreements reached, the case is an example of the continuing controversy between the alternative and the trade union movement established in Denmark. The DKF rejecting a unified trade union movement – DKF deeming it outdated – the conflict is based on fundamental differences between, on the one hand, a trade union struggle for rights and solidarity and, on the other hand, individual and Christian positions. Beyond ideological and political differences, the dispute is linked to the struggle for members. Although the DKF, with its 145,000 members, does not threaten the established trade union movement as such, DKF has managed to attract new members.