collective agreement

  1. the contract, written or oral, made between an employer or employers and a union on behalf of all the employees represented by the union.

  2. the schedule of wages, rules, and working conditions agreed upon.

Origin of collective agreement

First recorded in 1935–40

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British Dictionary definitions for collective agreement

collective agreement

  1. a negotiated agreement, which is not enforceable at law, between an employer and employees' representatives, covering rates of pay or terms and conditions of employment, or both

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