workforce agreement

workforce agreement
An agreement between an employer and its employees or workers recording negotiated variations to certain statutory rights and entitlements. A workforce agreement must:
• Be in writing;
• Be for a fixed term of not more than five years;
• Cover all the relevant employees (or workers for the purposes of the Working Time Regulations 1998;
• Be signed by the duly elected representatives of the employees or workers concerned or, where there are 20 or fewer employees, by a majority of them; and
• Before the agreement itself was made available for signature, copies of the text have been provided to all the employees concerned together, if necessary, with an intelligible explanation of its meaning.
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