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industrial relations

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Labour relations, unions
industrial relationsinˌdustrial reˈlations noun [plural]  BELthe relationship between workers and employers
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industrial relationsThe scope for political exchange complicates the nature of bargaining in state enterprise industrial relations.Those dramatic figures reflect several things, not least the steady and progressive reform that the Government have undertaken in industrial relations.The latter involved a narrow focus on the formal institutions of industrial relations.Nationalization in the transport industries produced neither outstanding industrial relations nor employee commitment.However, a possible limitation of this approach is that industrial relations variables are themselves frequently clustered into national contexts.In the same company, during tense labor negotiations, the power of the industrial relations department increases.Such variables are too specific to industrial relations to be included in the flashpoints model of public disorder.Sacked Britain's ugliest industrial relations dispute since the 1980s began with a row over lay-offs.
From Longman Business Dictionaryindustrial relationsinˌdustrial reˈlations (also labour relations British English), labor relations American EnglishHUMAN RESOURCES the behaviour of workers and management towards each otherThe industry had an unrivalled record of good labour relations. relations
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