Therefore, an employer should hire a lawyer before participating in the collective bargaining process. Collective bargaining is the process in which a group of workers bargain «collectively» with the employer. This is usually used to negotiate remuneration, working conditions, benefits and other factors with regard to the remuneration package and staff rights. Collective bargaining is common in Scandinavia, where it is used instead of minimum wages to set a basic wage for workers. Thus, instead of having a universal minimum wage, workers` unions agree on a wage structure. The Wage Indicator Foundation has provided, through its global data set, the information that could not have been imagined ten years ago. . . .