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Whitley Council

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(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) any of a number of organizations made up of representatives of employees and employers for joint consultation on and settlement of industrial relations and conditions for a particular industry or service
[C20: named after J. H. Whitley (1866–1935), chairman of the committee that recommended setting up such councils (1917)]
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The so-called Whitley Councils system was envisioned as a means of working out agreements on wages, working conditions, adjustment of grievances, and all other matters of concern to industry Those involved in reconstruction planning saw the councils as an essential means of achieving their main postwar objectives: the twin goals of industrial peace and increased output.
The Whitley Committee made it clear that the system of joint council s it was recommending was to be based on the complete cooperation of existing organizations of workers and employers and that Whitley Councils "should be composed only of representatives of Trade Unions and Employers' Associations [emphasis added]" already in existence.
The Whitley Councils scheme attracted a good deal of attention in the United States.