Whitley Councils


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Whitley Councils

the COLLECTIVE BARGAINING institutions found in each department of the UK civil service and in the National Health Service.
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The Whitley Councils scheme attracted a good deal of attention in the United States.
Although the system developed in the American needle trades put more emphasis on dispute settlement than did the Whitley Councils scheme and, consequently, utilized full-time, salaried, impartial experts to chair the joint conferences that were set up, it too was predicated on a "positive-sum vision of collective bargaining" in which rationalized production techniques were to go hand-in-hand with more stable wages and profits.
In three of Britain's most important industries, coal, railways, and transport, no Whitley Councils were even established.