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TUC Guide: What is Collective Bargaining?

Collective Bargaining is the power of a Union. Do you know what it is?

We can all achieve more together than we can alone. When working people band together, they’re much more likely to get decent wages and be treated well at work.

Collective bargaining is the official process by which trade unions negotiate with employers, on behalf of their members.

Collective bargaining is only possible where an employer recognises a trade union and between them they decide on the scope of negotiations.

Read the full TUC guide here