Meaning of works council

works' coun"cil

Pronunciation: [key]
— Chiefly Brit. Chiefly Brit.
  1. an elected body of employee representatives that deals with management regarding grievances, working conditions, wages, etc.
  2. a joint council or committee representing employer and employees that discusses working conditions, wages, etc., within a plant or business.
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