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Collective bargaining: an overview

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Some companies recognise unions for the purposes of collective bargaining, and negotiate with them on terms and conditions of employment or other issues of relevance to the workforce; others choose to recognise unions for negotiation on pay, hours and holidays. On this page we look at recognition considerations and bargaining units.

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