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Tariff Autonomy
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[German Version]

(Ger. Tarifautonomie: free collective bargaining) means that conditions of employment, including pay scales, are established by the parties to a contract without state intervention. In Germany it is constitutionally protected by the freedom of association guaranteed by Basic Law art. 9; its primary legal embodiment is in the collective bargaining act. Collective agreements can be made between an employers’ association and a trade union (industry-wide contract) or between an employe…

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Cansier, Dieter, “Tariff Autonomy”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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