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collective agreement

the contract, written or oral, made between an employer or employers and a union on behalf of all the employees represented by the union.
the schedule of wages, rules, and working conditions agreed upon.
Origin of collective agreement
1935-40 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for collective agreement
  • In many ways, professions define and sustain themselves with a collective agreement to be bound by regulations.
  • The employer may pay a complementary unemployment benefit under collective agreement.
  • There were no known cases during the year of the government refusing to approve a collective agreement.
British Dictionary definitions for collective agreement

collective agreement

a negotiated agreement, which is not enforceable at law, between an employer and employees' representatives, covering rates of pay or terms and conditions of employment, or both
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