any of a number of organizations made up of representatives of employees and employers for joint consultation on and settlement of industrial relations and conditions for a particular industry or service
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Word Origin for Whitley Council
C20: named after J. H. Whitley (1866–1935), chairman of the committee that recommended setting up such councils (1917)
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