no-strike agreement

no-strike agreement

an agreement between an employer and a TRADE UNION in which the latter undertakes not to initiate or support STRIKE action by employees of the company. A number of Japanese companies which have recently established production facilities in the UK have reached agreements of this type. However, since collective agreements have no legal force in the UK there can be no absolute prohibition of strike action. Such agreements therefore can be viewed primarily as declarations of intent.

In fact most PROCEDURAL AGREEMENTS in INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS in the UK contain provisions which preclude strikes while issues are still under consideration within the COLLECTIVE BARGAINING procedures. Perhaps the main novelty of the new agreements is that most contain a provision for third party intervention, often in the form of pendulum ARBITRATION, should management and union be unable to resolve their differences. See SINGLE UNION AGREEMENT.

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The miners had won up to 20% wage hikes and increases in allowances while conceding to a three-year, no-strike agreement.
It appraised the no-strike agreement as a breakthrough in labor relations, which translated into practice the desirable public policy of settling labor disputes peacefully without a strike.
The union has offered a no-strike agreement to sit down and discuss the proposals.
The answer might be another voluntary no-strike agreement, a more extensive conciliation process or a binding commitment for warders to maintain emergency cover during disputes.
The measures will be kept in reserve and only used if the POA and the Government fail to draw up a voluntary no-strike agreement in the next few months.
The measures will only be imposed if the POA and the Government fail to draw up a voluntary no-strike agreement in the next few months.
The measures will only imposed if the POA and the Government fail to draw up a voluntary no-strike agreement in the next few months.
This has led the Police Federation, which represents beat bobbies, to demand her resignation and threaten to end a no-strike agreement with the government.
The POA has agreed to a voluntary no-strike agreement, which is likely to form the basis of the new deal.
He said the Tories in government would look at new laws to restrict or ban strikes by London Tube drivers if they could not work out a no-strike agreement.
This is not a no-strike agreement, the workforce retains the right to strike, but there is now an understanding that we need better co-operation to move the company forward.
To protect against precisely that threat, union and management bound themselves together in a no-strike agreement.