Collective bargaining refers to all negotiations which take place between an employer, a group of employers or one or more employers’ organisations, on the one hand, and one or more workers’ organisations, on the other, for: (a) determining working conditions and terms of employment; and/or (b) regulating relations between employers and workers; and/or (c) regulating relations between employers or their organisations and a workers’ organisation or workers’ organisations.

A collective agreement is defined, for the purposes of statistics, as a written agreement concluded between one or more employers or an employers’ organisation on the one hand, and one or more workers’ organisations of any kind on the other, with a view to determining the conditions of individual employment and, in certain cases, to the regulation of other questions relative to employment.

« Back to Glossary Index