sweetheart agreement


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sweetheart agreement

n
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) an industrial agreement made at a local level between an employer and employees, often with clauses advantageous to the employer, such as no strikes, but without the recognition of the national union representing the employees
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The settlement was no "sweetheart agreement," as DeFazio labeled it - just judicial prudence.
"For the benefit of the already struggling consumers, we demand no less than the junking of the said sweetheart agreements and submit Meralco's power supply needs to the competitive selection process or bidding," said the Davao-based congressman.
Sweetheart agreements were arranged between various employers and PRI-aligned unions.