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Whitley Council

Line breaks: Whit|ley Coun|cil
Pronunciation: /ˈwɪtli/

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Definition of Whitley Council in English:


A negotiating body for discussing and settling matters of industrial relations, pay and conditions, and related issues.


early 20th century: named after John H. Whitley (1866–1935), chairman of a committee (1916) which recommended such bodies.

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