Definition of Whitley Council in English:

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Whitley Council

Pronunciation: /ˈwɪtli/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

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

Origin

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

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