Meaning of wages council in English:

wages council


  • (in the UK) one of a number of statutory bodies, now abolished, consisting of workers' and employers' representatives responsible for determining wages in particular industries.

    ‘Awareness of statutory employment rights, including health and safety, wages councils and the employment of young persons, form part of union shop steward training courses.’
    • ‘Moreover, this practical problem cannot be resolved even with the establishment of a wages council as suggested by HKSSS in its minimum wage proposal.’
    • ‘Labor participates in the wages councils as set up under the Wages Councils Act, but labor's representation on the boards of directors is minimal.’
    • ‘The three remaining wages councils look after the interests of agricultural workers in England and Wales, in Scotland, and in Northern Ireland.’
    • ‘Ten wages councils covering employment in the following industries/sectors have been established.’