Collective agreements are used to supplement legislation or negotiate specific contracts. The main principle is that collective agreements must not contain conditions that are inferior to the conditions laid down by law. Collective agreements ensure good remuneration and wage developments. It is an agreement on minimum wages and general wage increases, which form the basis of the wage system for office workers. In addition, you can negotiate your personal salary increases. British law reflects the historical contradictory nature of British industrial relations. In addition, workers are concerned that if their union is prosecuted for violating a collective agreement, the union could go bankrupt, allowing workers to remain in collective bargaining without representation. This unfortunate situation could change slowly, partly under the influence of the EU. Japanese and Chinese companies that have British factories (especially in the automotive industry) are trying to pass on the company`s ethics to their workers. [Clarification needed] This approach has been taken by local UK companies such as Tesco….