Ireland - Construction agreement pilot in new structure of sector agreements - August 31, 2017

The Labour Court concluded its deliberations on an application for a sectoral employment order for the construction industry. The order for the construction sector could bring up the minimum hourly rates for up to 50,000 workers across the construction industry by close to 10%. The report is a key part of the process to strike a new industry-wide sectoral employment order that would set a minimum floor on pay across the construction industry. The construction sector will be the first to have such an order put in place. It replaces the old registered employment agreement (REA) structure, which was struck down as unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 2013.

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