Definition of collective bargaining in English:

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collective bargaining

Pronunciation: /kəˈlektiv ˈbärɡ(ə)niNG/


Negotiation of wages and other conditions of employment by an organized body of employees.
Example sentences
  • He wanted a pragmatic organization of skilled workers committed to collective bargaining for better wages and conditions.
  • The trend away from traditional national wage contracts and collective bargaining is in full swing.
  • The final section engages critically with the dynamics of collective bargaining at a global level.

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Syllabification: col·lec·tive bar·gain·ing

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