collective bargaining

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collective bargaining

[kəlek′tiv]
the use of collective action by employees in negotiating working conditions and economic issues with their employer.

collective bargaining

A negotiation between an employer and employee representatives, e.g., between a health care facility and one of its employee unions.

collective bargaining,

n the negotiations between organized labor and employers on matters such as wages, hours, working conditions, and health and welfare programs.
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Dominic MacAskill, Unison's head of local government in Wales, said: "Bridgend is the first and only council in Wales to give notice that it intends to withdraw from national pay bargaining.
Unite's big fear is that the push towards local pay bargaining, as with attacks to pensions and other terms and conditions, is part of George Osborne's broader drive to clear the way for private companies to take over the NHS.
In a further attack on trade unions in his autumn statement, Osborne signalled that he wanted to see the end of national pay bargaining, so public sector workers in the poorer parts of Britain, including Scotland, will be paid less.
A petition by 50,000 workers over pay inequalities in the Civil Service was given to the Government today by the Public and Commercial Services union as part of a campaign to end 200 different sets of pay negotiations and introduce national pay bargaining.
A leading union is to seek legal advice as part of a campaign to return to national pay bargaining in the civil service.
He claimed the end of national pay bargaining 10 years ago has led to wage gaps of up to 46 per cent between workers doing similar jobs in different departments.
CHANCELLOR Gordon Brown was risking more union wrath at Labour's annual conference today by sign alling an end to national pay bargaining.
When the ERI business plan was brokered in 1999, there was an assumption that there would be local pay bargaining which would lead to wage savings - something that hasn't happened.
It urged the Government to "remove automatic pay uplifts" and abolish national pay bargaining so wages reflect local labour markets and staff performance.
But I was told that salary levels for chief officers were outside the normal pay bargaining and negotiating system.
MANUFACTURING PAY AND RECRUITING ON RISE PAY bargaining in manufacturing firms is returning to normal levels, with recent settlements showing a gradual increase to 2.