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social partner Line breaks: so¦cial part|ner

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Definition of social partner in English:


An individual or organization, such as an employer, trade union, or employee, participating in a cooperative relationship for the mutual benefit of all concerned.
Example sentences
  • More than 20 non-governmental organisations and institutes, social partners, representatives of the National Association of Municipalities and academics took part in the discussion.
  • Political parties couldn't come to an agreement, so they asked the social partners (employers and trade unions) to deal with it.
  • All of the social partners, including trade unions, employers and community groups, broke from their high-level meeting with the Government to line up behind the ministers as the bells of Christchurch Cathedral rang out.
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