industrial relations

noun
1.
the dealings or relations of an industrial concern with its employees, with labor in general, with the public, etc.
2.
the administration of such relations, especially to maintain goodwill for an industrial concern.

Origin:
1900–05

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industrial relations
 
n
1.  (functioning as plural) those aspects of collective relations between management and workers' representatives which are normally covered by collective bargaining
2.  (functioning as singular) the management of relations between the employers or managers of an enterprise and their employees

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industrial relations definition


Relations between management and labor unions or between management and individual workers. Sometimes called labor relations.

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industrial relations

the behaviour of workers in organizations in which they earn their living

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Example sentences
Later, as deputy chairman for petrochemicals, he tackled sour industrial relations and disjointed management at the plant.
The gyrations of the steel industry provide a road map of how they might reconfigure their industrial relations.
Today, at the court of capital, the artist sits on industrial relations advisory boards.
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