Catalogue description Statistics Branch: Collective Agreements

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Details of LAB 83
Reference: LAB 83
Title: Statistics Branch: Collective Agreements

Details of basic (or standard) rates of wages or minimum wage entitlements and other agreed conditions of work of mainly manual employees in the United Kingdom.

Date: 1853-1982

The series is arranged by industry or trade

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 3960 file(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Accruals: Series is not accruing.
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National collective agreements are those made between organisations of employers (or public organisations) and organisations of workers, or by Joint Industrial Councils and similar bodies. There is considerable variation in the form of these agreements, which relate mainly to manual employees. Some only provide details of minimum wage rates, but others also include some or all of the following:

  • normal weekly hours for which basic rates are payable;
  • minimum entitlements for pieceworkers, shift workers and other special categories;
  • guaranteed payments;
  • rates of pay for overtime working;
  • rates of wages for young people;
  • paid holiday entitlements.

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