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Industrial Relations News

  • Talks over Section 39 workers pay adjourned until October

    Talks on pay restoration for workers in Section 39 organisations, such as hospices and disability organisations, have been adjourned until 2 October. read more

  • Section 39 health workers defer strike after intervention from Simon Harris

    SIPTU members in Section 39 health and social care agencies have deferred strike action scheduled for this Tuesday, after accepting an invitation to the Workplace Relations Commission. read more

  • GRA warns new industrial relations bill is inadequate

    The Garda Representative Association has warned of the danger of further industrial unrest because proposed new legislation on their employment rights is inadequate - particularly as it does not give them the right to strike. read more

  • Call for Govt to restore pay of workers in HSE-funded bodies

    The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) has urged the Government to immediately restore the pay of workers in HSE-funded bodies whose pay was cut in line with public servants during the economic crisis. read more

  • Further strikes at Lloyds Pharmacy over union recognition

    Ireland's largest pharmacy chain Lloyds Pharmacy has been hit by further industrial action in a long-running dispute over union recognition, pay and conditions. read more

  • Labour Court Notice - Report of Joint Labour Committees

    In accordance with its obligations under Section 41(A) of the Industrial Relations Act 1946 (‘the Act’), the Labour Court is carried out a review of each Joint Labour Committee (JLC) at least once every five years. read more

  • Tesco has been accused of 'corporate bullying' for disciplining 80 striking staff

    Grocery Giant Tesco has engaged in a “corporate bullying” campaign to intimidate staff after strikes last year, the industrial relations watchdog has been told. read more

  • August 2018 Industrial Relations Newsletter

    Our August 2018 Industrial Relations Newsletter is now available. This month Head of Industrial Relations, Tommy Cummins discusses topics including; SIPTU & DAA Agree on 8.5% Pay Hike Discussions On Profit Share, CCTV Applied In Unfair Dismissal Involving Assault On Customer and WRC Issue Notice On Trainees and Interns Rights On Pay. We have also included information on our upcoming HR Barometer Event in September 2018 read more

  • Tesco has been reprimanded for suspending a worker after last year’s strike

    Tesco has been taken to task by the Workplace Relations Commission for suspending a sales assistant for her conduct during last year’s strike action. At the hearing, the WRC said that the strike had an “enormously divisive effect” and changed the “rules of engagement” at the company. read more

  • Union accuses Lloyds Pharmacy of distorting vote on pay and conditions

    The union representing striking Lloyds Pharmacy workers says the company distorted a recent vote for improved pay and conditions. read more

  • The Labour Court Annual Report 2017

    The Labour Court, as an organisation with two ‘faces’, is an almost unique institution globally in the context of State funded arrangements for the resolution of disputes between employers and workers. The Court has, since 1946, provided an industrial relations service whereby disputes which parties have been unable to resolve themselves or with the assistance of the Workplace Relations Commission can be referred to the Court for an ‘opinion’ in the form of a Recommendation of the Court which is not binding on the parties. Separately, since October 2015, the Court is the single appellate body for all complaints made under the body of employment law. read more

  • Healthcare workers to strike in protest at HSE

    Two groups of healthcare workers announced strike action today in separate protests against the HSE. read more

  • Clontarf Hospital lost 26% of its staff in just two years

    A Hospital on Dublin’s north-side has seen a quarter of its staff leave in just two years. read more

  • Ambulance crews nationwide back industrial action over rights to be part of union

    Ambulance crews from across the country have overwhelmingly backed industrial action over their rights to be part of a union. Scores of members of the union National Ambulance Service Representative (NASRA) claim the HSE refuses to deduct union subscriptions from their payroll. read more

  • Employers Criticised for Ignoring Labour Court

    Several TDs and senators were told last week of a ‘growing trend’ among some of Ireland’s biggest employers to avoid unions and ignore the Labour Court when it comes to pay deals and workers. read more

  • Increase in Industrial Action

    Ryanair cabin staff based across Europe are planning a major gathering in Dublin next week and have raised the threat of industrial action this summer. Workers at the Lloyd’s Pharmacy chain, one of the biggest in the State, say they will escalate their industrial action with three full-day stoppages in July unless management engages with their union. read more

  • June 2018 Industrial Relations Newsletter

    Our June 2018 Industrial Relations Newsletter is now available. This month Head of Industrial Relations, Tommy Cummins discusses topics including; HSE Cautious on Section 39's Pay Restoration, Employer refuses to attend Labour Court in recognition dispute and how Public Holiday Premium paid in 'error' red circled. read more

  • Lloyds Pharmacy workers have voted to go on strike next week

    More than 200 workers at 50 Lloyds Pharmacy stores have voted to go on strike after the retailer rejected a recommendation that it negotiate with trade union Mandate over pay and conditions. read more

  • Role Vacancy - HR & Employment Law Consultant

    Due to our continued expansion, we are looking to recruit an ambitious HR and Employment Law Consultant to join the team and work closely with our clients on a wide range of HR and Employment Law topics. read more

  • May Industrial Relations Newsletter

    Our May 2018 Industrial Relations Newsletter is now available. This month Head of Industrial Relations, Tommy Cummins discusses topics including; Progress But No Solution Yet In Section 39 Pay Dispute, Court Decision On Loss Of Earnings Claim Provides Guidance and Labour Court Rejects Employer Appeal and Increases Compensation. read more