Ireland -Threat of national electricity strike lessened, not averted -February 13, 2014

Talks between employers and trade unions in the labour relations commission have led to proposals that might avert a national electricity strike. The Technical, Electrical and Engineering Union (TEEU) and employer organisations have been in conflict over wage developments in the electricity sector, with a threat of a national strike looming since weeks. The two parties have met under the mediation of the Labour Relations Commission and representatives have agreed to proposals that would lead to the withdrawal of both the employer demand for a 10% pay cut and the union demand for a 4.9% pay claim, pending new legislation on the matter. The TEEU has said that if members of the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) and the Association of Electrical Contractors Ireland, (AECI) agree to the proposals, the strike notice will be withdrawn. However, TEEU also said strikes will still be held in the workplaces of non-compliant employers.

English: http://www.teeu.ie/news/showtest ...    

 

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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