Meaning of Whitley Council in English:

Whitley Council

Pronunciation /ˈwɪtli/


  • A negotiating body for discussing and settling matters of industrial relations, pay and conditions, and related issues.

    ‘This council will replace the relevant functions of the Whitley Councils covering non-Review Body staff.’
    • ‘The war time production committees and Whitley Councils should surely have taught this lesson.’
    • ‘Area Whitley Councils discuss issues affecting the terms and conditions of staff within the particular Area.’
    • ‘Obviously, and I think up to now, when Whitley Council makes recommendations, those recommendations are accepted.’
    • ‘Advance letters give details of agreements reached by Whitley Councils and negotiating bodies on terms and conditions of service for the main groups of staff working in the health services.’
    • ‘Where an employee is made redundant aged over 50, with at least 5 years reckonable service in the NHS Pension Scheme, the Whitley Council agreement provides for enhanced redundancy benefits.’
    • ‘Two pharmacists have lower pay under ‘Agenda for change’ than with Whitley Council, although their current salaries are protected.’
    • ‘BPS refused to pay them the benefits provided for under Section 46 of the Whitley Council Agreement.’
    • ‘Historically NHS employees pay and terms and conditions were determined by General Whitley Council and 38 different functional Whitley Councils for different disciplines.’
    • ‘This Advance Letter sets out the agreement reached by the Ancillary Staffs Whitley Council on increases to rates of pay for the year 2000 / 2001.’
    • ‘Members of non-academic staff employed in clinical departments on Whitley Council scales who wish to find out more about the role of the Directly-Elected representatives are welcome to contact Mr John Kirwan, in Personnel Services.’
    • ‘The Whitley Councils pay scales have traditionally been used by many practices to set remuneration levels for their employees.’
    • ‘The General Whitley Council (GWC) has reached a new agreement which supersedes Sections 7 to 13 of its Handbook.’


Early 20th century named after John H. Whitley (1866–1935), chairman of a committee (1916) which recommended such bodies.