A decade later, all five still have a leading role to play in wage determination, research group Incomes Data Services observes.National bargaining has been retained in a number of industries. National pay rates still exist at the banks, the big supermarket chains and companies such as Ford, Vauxhall and McDonald's.
So far as "comparability" is concerned, the vast majority of people still get an annual pay rise reflecting what is happening elsewhere - whether through inflation or what is being paid by competitors.
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