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Industrial Relations News

  • CSO industrial Dispute – Adare HRM News

    The number of days lost to industrial disputes jumped in the first three months of this year, new Central Statistics Office figures show. The CSO said an estimated 27,415 days were lost to strikes in the first quarter, compared to just 290 the same time last year. read more

  • Announcement of new Chief Executive Officer of the Workplace Relations Commission

    The Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD and the Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen TD, today announced the outcome of the competitive process to fill the position of Director General of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC). read more

  • School secretaries reveal poor pay and short-term contracts

    School secretaries, represented by Fórsa trade union, have outlined their experience of poor pay and uncertain short-term contracts to a hearing of the Oireachtas Education Committee. The committee was meeting to discuss the status of non-teaching staff in schools, and sought written submissions from all stakeholders. read more

  • Stobart Air cabin crew to ballot for industrial action

    Stobart Air cabin crew are to ballot for industrial action in a dispute over union recognition rights. Their union Forsa says Stobart Air, which is a non-union company, has refused to negotiate with it on the pay and working conditions of members. It says it represents up to three quarters of around 130 directly employed cabin crew personnel who are based in Dublin and Cork. read more

  • Marks and Spencer seeking 97 redundancies across Republic of Ireland

    A spokesperson for the high street chain said it has started talks with the main retail union Mandate on a voluntary redundancy proposal. The seven stores where an exit package is being offered are Liffey Valley, Dundrum, Mary Street, Grafton Street, Blackrock, Blanchardstown in Dublin and Patrick Street in Cork. “This is a purely voluntary proposal and all affected colleagues will have the option to stay at M and S,” said the spokesperson. read more

  • Workplace Relations Commission Mock Adjudication Hearing - 8th April

    Adare Human Resource Management leading experts in Employment Law, Industrial Relations and best practice Human Resource Management, are delighted to invite you to our upcoming Workplace Relations Commission Mock Adjudication Hearing. read more

  • New Labour Court Rules

    The Labour Court has revoked the Labour Court (Employment Rights Enactment) Rules 2016 and replaced them with the Labour Court Rules 2019. read more

  • Pay restoration agreed for some Section 39 workers

    Several thousand workers in 50 HSE-funded health and social care bodies will get increases of up to €1,000 next April under a pay restoration proposal negotiated at the Workplace Relations Commission. read more

  • September 2018 Industrial Relations Newsletter

    Our September 2018 Industrial Relations Newsletter is now available. This month Head of Industrial Relations, Tommy Cummins discusses topics including; Six Weeks Pay Plus Statutory in Redundancy Dispute, and an interesting case on how Retirement Correct But “Poorly Managed” Leads To Award. read more

  • 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