Is collective bargaining between trade unions and a single employer, which potentially can be conducted at different levels within the company. Single-employer bargaining can take the form of enterprise bargaining or may be conducted at a lower level and result in agreements that cover a particular workplace, business division, or business unit. All these forms can be contrasted with multi-employer bargaining, where agreements cover a large number of different firms and are conducted at industry level. In the UK, the historical trend has been for single-employer bargaining to assume greater importance. [See decentralization of bargaining.]
Subjects: Human Resource Management.