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.
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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.
But the SNP's Swinney warned that local pay bargaining would be "totally irresponsible" at a time when Scotland desperately needs a consumer confidence boost to get the economy moving again.
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 the UK, we have almost reached agreement on a three-year pay bargaining round for nurses.
A leading union is to seek legal advice as part of a campaign to return to national pay bargaining in the civil service.
CHANCELLOR Gordon Brown was risking more union wrath at Labour's annual conference today by sign alling an end to national pay bargaining.
But she admitted some assumptions made in the business plan, such as local pay bargaining, have not happened.
Dinner ladies and teaching assistants have seen their wages cut by 18% in real terms since Tory Michael Gove axed collective pay bargaining in 2010.
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.