Definition of wages council in English:

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wages council

noun

(In the UK) one of a number of statutory bodies, now abolished, consisting of workers’ and employers’ representatives responsible for determining wages in particular industries.
Example sentences
  • Awareness of statutory employment rights, including health and safety, wages councils and the employment of young persons, form part of union shop steward training courses.
  • Moreover, this practical problem cannot be resolved even with the establishment of a wages council as suggested by HKSSS in its minimum wage proposal.
  • Labor participates in the wages councils as set up under the Wages Councils Act, but labor's representation on the boards of directors is minimal.

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