Definition of industrial relations in English:

industrial relations

plural noun

  • The relations between management and workers in industry.

    ‘lifetime employment tends to contribute to better industrial relations’
    as modifier ‘an industrial relations policy’
    • ‘Clearly reform of industrial relations in the universities is important.’
    • ‘I suppose a certified agreement is a real product of consensus in the industrial relations situation.’
    • ‘During my researches into life at the newspaper, a surprising and disturbing industrial relations picture emerged.’
    • ‘He believes the current industrial relations system ain't broke and doesn't need fixing.’
    • ‘To what extent can these changes be put down to a coherent management attempt to reform workplace industrial relations?’
    • ‘Such a scenario would be far more palatable if the legacy of industrial relations problems had been settled once and for all.’
    • ‘After two hours the blokes had covered police corruption, globalisation and industrial relations.’
    • ‘He said the union was willing to engage in all industrial relations mechanisms in order to resolve the dispute.’
    • ‘It's based on field evidence and an analysis of Labor's industrial relations policy.’
    • ‘This act was to be the dominant influence in New Zealand's industrial relations for the next seventy nine years.’
    • ‘They're a group that advise the Catholic bishops on policy issues with regard to industrial relations.’
    • ‘You have said you do not want to compromise your industrial relations strategy.’
    • ‘Employers have had to deal with more than one union and this has not helped in improving industrial relations and harmony.’
    • ‘Since the election the Prime Minister has also indicated he is keen to pursue industrial relations reform.’
    • ‘Further industrial relations reform is also needed, with special focus on the needs of small business.’
    • ‘Further, he says the industrial relations newspaper ads are dishonest.’
    • ‘She had conducted seminars, conferences and workshops in business and industrial relations.’
    • ‘But her attitude to industrial relations was more difficult to defend.’
    • ‘The firm introduced a new industrial relations policy with new shift arrangements to cut down the risks to workers.’
    • ‘Nowhere has the panic of a campaign off the rails been more obvious than in their policy on industrial relations.’

Pronunciation

industrial relations