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a relationship between TRADE UNIONS and employers where both SOCIAL PARTNERS work together for the good of the company, and hence of the employees. Typically, social partnership in the UK involves unions agreeing to flexible working practices in return for promises of job security and employer commitment to TRAINING. It also involves the development of institutions to promote dialogue (SOCIAL DIALOGUE) between firms and unions. See COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.