chapter  1
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Collective Bargaining in Perspective

Collective bargaining operates within a dynamic complex of economic, social and political forces. It is an umbrella concept which defies simple definitions and neat, precise descriptions, being subject to constant change through internal and external pressures. National patterns, as well as industry and enterprise practices within them, display almost infinite variation. By contrast, industrial systems and practices of management are much more cohesive and uniform.