Social Dialogue

Social dialogue in the International Trade Union Rights Area Definition of Social dialogue provided by ITUC-CSI-IGB: Discussion and co-operation between the social partners on matters of common interest, such as economic and social policy. Involves participation by the state where tripartism […]

Collective Bargaining

Collective bargaining in the International Trade Union Rights Area Definition of Collective bargaining provided by ITUC-CSI-IGB: The process of negotiating mutually acceptable terms and conditions of employment as well as regulating industrial relations between one or more workers' […]

Labour Dispute

Labour dispute in the International Trade Union Rights Area Definition of Labour dispute provided by ITUC-CSI-IGB: See industrial dispute Resources Trade Union Topics Trade Union Act Trades Union Congress (TUC) Trade Union Density Definition of Trade Union Socialist Coalition Socialist Party […]

Works Council

Works council in the International Trade Union Rights Area Definition of Works council provided by ITUC-CSI-IGB: 1. A body elected to represent the interests of workers within a workplace through communication and consultation with the employer e.g. concerning working conditions and health and […]

Lockout

Lockout in the International Trade Union Rights Area Definition of Lockout provided by ITUC-CSI-IGB: A form of industrial action whereby an employer refuses work to its employees or temporarily shuts down operations. Resources See Also Trade Unionism Trade Union Chartism Trade Union […]

Social Partners

Social partners in the International Trade Union Rights Area Definition of Social partners provided by ITUC-CSI-IGB: Unions and employers or their representative organisations. Social Partners and Europe There is an entry on social partners in the European legal encyclopedia. Resources See […]

Employers' Organisation

Employers' organisation in the International Trade Union Rights Area Definition of Employers' organisation provided by ITUC-CSI-IGB: A body of employers associated for the collective protection and promotion of their interests. Can engage in collective bargaining with trade unions or […]

Socialist Party

Socialist party in the International Trade Union Rights Area Definition of Socialist party provided by ITUC-CSI-IGB: Resources Trade Union Topics Trade Union Act Trades Union Congress (TUC) Trade Union Density Definition of Trade Union Socialist Coalition Socialist Party Legislative Power […]

Strike

Strike in the International Trade Union Rights Area Definition of Strike provided by ITUC-CSI-IGB: The most common form of industrial action, a strike is a concerted stoppage of work by employees for a limited period of time. Can assume a wide variety of forms. See general strike, intermittent […]

Management Rights

Management rights in the International Trade Union Rights Area Definition of Management rights provided by ITUC-CSI-IGB: Rights pertaining to the running of an establishment that are reserved to management and are not proper subjects for collective bargaining, e.g. hiring, scheduling of […]

Independent Union

Independent unión in the International Trade Union Rights Area Definition of Independent unión provided by ITUC-CSI-IGB: A trade union that is not affiliated to a national union. Can also be a union that is not dominated by an employer. See yellow unión Resources Trade […]

Combination Acts

Combination acts in the International Trade Union Rights Area Definition of Combination acts provided by ITUC-CSI-IGB: Resources Trade Union Topics Trade Union Act Trades Union Congress (TUC) Trade Union Density Definition of Trade Union Socialist Coalition Socialist Party Legislative Power […]

Wildcat Strike

Wildcat strike in the International Trade Union Rights Area Definition of Wildcat strike provided by ITUC-CSI-IGB: A spontaneous or unannounced work stoppage called by workers without the authorisation of their union. See strike Resources Trade Union Topics Trade Union Act Trades Union […]

Trade Union Centre

Trade union centre in the International Trade Union Rights Area Definition of Trade union centre provided by ITUC-CSI-IGB: A central organisation at the national, regional or district level consisting of affiliated trade unions. Often denotes a national federation or confederation. Resources […]

Poor Law

Poor law in the International Trade Union Rights Area Definition of Poor law provided by ITUC-CSI-IGB: Resources Trade Union Topics Trade Union Act Trades Union Congress (TUC) Trade Union Density Definition of Trade Union Socialist Coalition Socialist Party Legislative Power Trade unions […]

Organising

Organising in the International Trade Union Rights Area Definition of Organising provided by ITUC-CSI-IGB: The process of forming or joining a trade union, or inducing other workers to form or join one. Resources Trade Union Topics Trade Union Act Trades Union Congress (TUC) Trade Union […]

Bad Faith Bargaining

Bad faith bargaining in the International Trade Union Rights Area Definition of Bad faith bargaining provided by ITUC-CSI-IGB: See good faith bargaining Resources Trade Union Topics Trade Union Act Trades Union Congress (TUC) Trade Union Density Definition of Trade Union Socialist Coalition […]

Minority Unión

Minority unión in the International Trade Union Rights Area Definition of Minority unión provided by ITUC-CSI-IGB: A trade union which only represents a minority of the workers in a bargaining unit. Resources Trade Union Topics Trade Union Act Trades Union Congress (TUC) Trade […]

Casualisation

Casualisation in the International Trade Union Rights Area Definition of Casualisation provided by ITUC-CSI-IGB: The practice of increasing the flexibility of the workforce by replacing permanent, full-time workers with workers on temporary, irregular contracts. Resources Trade Union Topics […]

Enterprise Union

Enterprise union in the International Trade Union Rights Area Definition of Enterprise union provided by ITUC-CSI-IGB: A union whose membership is limited to workers in one particular enterprise. Sometimes called a company union, but should not be confused with a yellow union. Resources Trade […]

Sick-out

Sick-out in the International Trade Union Rights Area Definition of Sick-out provided by ITUC-CSI-IGB: A form of industrial action in which large numbers of workers absent themselves from work, claiming they are sick. Resources Trade Union Topics Trade Union Act Trades Union Congress (TUC) […]

Downsizing

Downsizing in the International Trade Union Rights Area Definition of Downsizing provided by ITUC-CSI-IGB: Reduction of a company's workforce generally in an attempt to cut costs and improve efficiency. Resources Trade Union Topics Trade Union Act Trades Union Congress (TUC) Trade Union […]

Check-off

Check-off in the International Trade Union Rights Area Definition of Check-off provided by ITUC-CSI-IGB: A system where union dues and fees are automatically deducted by the employer from the workers' paychecks and then remitted to the respective union. Resources Trade Union Topics Trade […]

Bargaining Agreement

Collective bargaining agreement in the International Trade Union Rights Area Definition of Collective bargaining agreement provided by ITUC-CSI-IGB: An agreement, generally in writing, that incorporates the results of collective bargaining between representatives of workers and employers. See […]

Strikebreaker

Strikebreaker in the International Trade Union Rights Area Definition of Strikebreaker provided by ITUC-CSI-IGB: A worker who continues to work during a strike, or an outside worker hired to carry out the work of the strikers. Resources Trade Union Topics Trade Union Act Trades Union Congress […]

Black List

Black list in the International Trade Union Rights Area Definition of Black list provided by ITUC-CSI-IGB: A list of workers compiled by and circulated among employers identifying union members and activists who are to be boycotted or otherwise penalised. Resources Trade Union Topics Trade […]

Intermittent Strike

Intermittent strike in the International Trade Union Rights Area Definition of Intermittent strike provided by ITUC-CSI-IGB: A form of sporadic strike action in which the workers alternate periods of work with complete work stoppages of short duration. Not to be confused with a rotating strike […]

Overtime Ban

Overtime ban in the International Trade Union Rights Area Definition of Overtime ban provided by ITUC-CSI-IGB: A form of industrial action in which workers carry out their normal work but refuse to perform any overtime. Resources Trade Union Topics Trade Union Act Trades Union Congress (TUC) […]

Cartism

Cartism in the International Trade Union Rights Area Definition of Cartism provided by ITUC-CSI-IGB: Resources Trade Union Topics Trade Union Act Trades Union Congress (TUC) Trade Union Density Definition of Trade Union Socialist Coalition Socialist Party Legislative Power Trade unions in […]

Political Strike

Political strike in the International Trade Union Rights Area Definition of Political strike provided by ITUC-CSI-IGB: A process halfway between conciliation and arbitration , in mediation a neutral third party assists the disputing parties in reaching a settlement to an industrial dispute by […]

Local Union

Local union in the International Trade Union Rights Area Definition of Local union provided by ITUC-CSI-IGB: A local branch of a higher-level trade union such as a national union. Resources Trade Union Topics Trade Union Act Trades Union Congress (TUC) Trade Union Density Definition of Trade […]

Representative Union

Most representative union in the International Trade Union Rights Area Definition of Most representative union provided by ITUC-CSI-IGB: The union which represents the largest number of workers in a bargaining unit. Can be awarded exclusive representation, by which it becomes the sole union […]

Essential Services

Essential services in the International Trade Union Rights Area Definition of Essential services provided by ITUC-CSI-IGB: Services the interruption of which would endanger the life, personal safety or health of the whole or part of the population. Can include the hospital sector, electricity […]

Industrial Dispute

Industrial dispute in the International Trade Union Rights Area Definition of Industrial dispute provided by ITUC-CSI-IGB: A conflict between workers and employers concerning conditions of work or terms of employment. May result in industrial action. Resources Trade Union Topics Trade Union […]

Union Busting

Union busting in the International Trade Union Rights Area Definition of Union busting provided by ITUC-CSI-IGB: Attempts by an employer to prevent the establishment of a trade union or remove an existing union, e.g. by firing union members, challenging unions in court, or by forming a yellow […]