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- proper noun UK, trade union Initialism of
Associationof Scientific, Technicaland Managerial Staffs, a trade union.
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He was one of the bright young people recruited to the Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs (ASTMS) by Clive Jenkins in 1973, and remained with the union all his working life, retiring as an assistant general secretary of what had by then become then the Manufacturing, Science and Finance trade union (and is now part of Unite).
The main Trade Unions in Iraq have close fraternal links and to summerize are (a) the two Teachers Unions, (B) two Kurdish Union Syndicates linked with the IFTU and (c) Professional Bodies (a bit like ASTMS was).
In Britain, John Gaetsewe paid tribute to the 'bold stand taken by the Union of Post Office Workers and the Post Office Engineering Union, supported by TGWU, the NUS, ASTMS, GMWU and others'.
Technology and Managerial Staff (ASTMS), and through his network we got a lot of grassroots support.