Ireland -Construction site compliance proposals -April 24, 2013

Employers and workers in any sector or enterprise can agree minimum rates of pay and conditions of employment and can than have that agreement registered with the Labour Court in a list of Registered Employment Agreements (REA). When registered with the Court, these agreements are legally binding, not only of the parties to the agreement but also to others who are in the class, type or group to which the agreements are expressed to apply. A proposed code of practice on compliance with the construction industry Registered Employment Agreement would allow accredited union officials access on building sites.


Focus on the REA rates of pay:


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