WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
industrial relations, 
  1. Businessthe dealings or relations of an industrial concern with its employees, with labor in general, with the public, etc.
  2. Businessthe administration of such relations, esp. to maintain goodwill for an industrial concern.
[1900–05]

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

industrial relations n
  1. (functioning as plural) those aspects of collective relations between management and workers' representatives which are normally covered by collective bargaining
  2. (functioning as singular) the management of relations between the employers or managers of an enterprise and their employees



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