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collective bargaining

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Labour relations, unions
collective bargainingcolˌlective ˈbargaining noun [uncountable]  BELthe discussions held between employers and a union in order to reach agreement on wages, working conditions etc
Examples from the Corpus
collective bargainingThe unions flourished, gaining over 4 million more members by 1945, and collective bargaining became more widely accepted.The process of negotiations between unions and employers is called collective bargaining.Mr. Evans Did the Minister discuss with the unions concerned the maintenance of free collective bargaining and union recognition in the agencies?The unions had almost no influence on the factory floor and were ineffective in collective bargaining.This usually took the form of institutionalized collective bargaining between trade unions and employers.Under these circumstances, the wages of many different types of labour are determined by the process of collective bargaining.But much of the collective bargaining went beyond legal minima.One avenue for provision of such resources may be through collective bargaining.
From Longman Business Dictionarycollective bargainingcolˌlective ˈbargainingHUMAN RESOURCES the discussions held between an employer and a TRADE UNION in order to reach an agreement on wages and working conditionsContract workers fall outside collective bargaining agreements.This ballot is about the right of our members to have their pay determined by free collective bargaining (=not controlled by the government or legal rules). bargaining
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