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collective bargaining agreement, union wage

Collective bargaining agreements are agreements concluded between employers and labour unions (parties to the collective bargaining agreement) stipulating the conditions of employment contracts. In terms of subject matter, a distinction is drawn between collective bargaining agreements for basic working conditions and collective bargaining agreements for wages. Employers and employees are bound by the terms of a collective bargaining agreement if the employees and the employers are each organized as a collectively bargaining party or if the collective bargaining agreement has been declared universally binding. A union wage, i. e. a collectively bargained for wage, is the wage stipulated in a collective bargaining agreement.

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