Collective bargaining

Collective bargaining is the process of negotiation between representatives of trade unions and employers in respect of employees’ terms and conditions such as pay, hours of work and working conditions.


Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn announces the party's election manifesto. Could his huge programme of employment law reform be achieved while simultaneously negotiating Brexit?  Photo: Peter MacDiarmid/REX/Shutterstock

General election 2017: which party will shake up employment law the most?

With the general election approaching, consultant editor at XpertHR Darren Newman examines the Labour and Conservative manifestos to see where...

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Labour manifesto 2017: what employers need to know

17 May 2017

The Labour Party’s official manifesto has been released today and includes some of the most radical changes to employment legislation...

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Nine in 10 collective conciliation agreements are put in place

11 Aug 2016

More than nine in 10 collective agreements met through Acas conciliation were fully implemented in the workplace, the advice service...

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Six steps to negotiating terms and conditions with a trade union

13 May 2015

Any negotiation with a trade union should aim to achieve a mutually acceptable outcome. But when making changes to employees’...

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Tribunal watch: £64,000 for Bromley Council staff paid to sign away collective agreement terms

4 Aug 2014

An employment tribunal has ordered the London Borough of Bromley to pay more than £64,000 to 18 employees offered cash...

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How does TUPE affect collective agreements?

19 Mar 2014

Collective bargaining agreements result in agreed changes to pay and benefits being directly effective for the employees represented in those...

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