Definition of Whitley Council in English:
A negotiating body for discussing and settling matters of industrial relations, pay and conditions, and related issues.
- This council will replace the relevant functions of the Whitley Councils covering non-Review Body staff.
- The war time production committees and Whitley Councils should surely have taught this lesson.
- Area Whitley Councils discuss issues affecting the terms and conditions of staff within the particular Area.
early 20th century: named after John H. Whitley (1866–1935), chairman of a committee (1916) which recommended such bodies.