Ireland - Collective bargaining for free lancers - August 31, 2016

NUJ and other trade unions have welcomed the progress of the Competition (Amendment) Bill 2016, which seeks to return collective bargaining rights to freelance workers. With the all-party acceptance at committee stage, the Bill returns to the Seanad after the summer recess and would have to be approved by Dáil Éireann. The Bill aims at exempting some freelance or so called atypical workers from competition law.


The draft Bill: … 

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