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industrial relations

(used with a plural verb) the dealings or relations of an industrial concern with its employees, with labor in general, with the public, etc.
(used with a singular verb) the administration of such relations, especially to maintain goodwill for an industrial concern.
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First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
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industrial relations

(functioning as pl) those aspects of collective relations between management and workers' representatives which are normally covered by collective bargaining
(functioning as sing) the management of relations between the employers or managers of an enterprise and their employees
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industrial relations definition

Relations between management and labor unions or between management and individual workers. Sometimes called labor relations.

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