Ireland -Court rules agreements unconstitutional -May 09, 2013

The Supreme Court has declared the Registered Employment Agreements, which set pay rates for certain sectors, unconstitutional. In a significant judgment affecting several employment sectors, the court ruled such agreements are incompatible with the constitution as these delegated law-making powers beyond the Parliament (Oireachtas). The challenge to the REAs was taken by electrical contractors, who welcomed the decision. The electricians' trade union TEEU has said the decision does not overturn existing pay rates and conditions. However, the electrical contractors group, the NECI, said the judgment means all current agreements ‘are cancelled’.

English: http://www.rte.ie/news/2013/0509/391278-court-finds-employment ...  

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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