Ireland -New act on bargaining one step further -December 22, 2014

The government has approved draft legislation on collective bargaining, in the form of a revised Heads of Bill that will amend the 2001 Industrial Relations Act, to be enacted by mid-2015. The act has to bring Irish law in line with European Court of Justice rulings.

The government has approved draft legislation on collective bargaining, in the form of a revised Heads of Bill that will amend the 2001Industrial Relations Act, to be enacted by mid-2015. The act has to bring Irish law in line with European Court of Justice rulings. In order to improve the working of the act, legislative provision will be made to provide a definition of what constitutes ‘collective bargaining’, guidelines to help the Labour Court identify if internal bargaining bodies are genuinely independent of their employer, clarity in the process of trade unions advancing a claim under the act and policies and principles for the Labour Court to follow when assessing those workers’ terms and conditions. The unions have reacted positively.

English: http://www.impact.ie/impact-welcomes-draft-laws-collective-bargaining/


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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