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Industrial Relations News

  • Update on COVID-19 Health and Safety Considerations for Remote Workers

    Following the Government’s announcement on Friday last, unless your business or Organisation is part of the essential service listing, the majority of Employees will be working remotely from home on a temporary basis. read more

  • Workplace Relation Commission (WRC) COVID-19 Update

    Mindful of the latest Government announcements, the WRC has further postponed all Adjudication Hearings, Conciliation Meetings, Face- to -Face Mediations, and cancelled all on-site Inspections until after Sunday 19th April 2020. read more

  • Covid-19 WRC Cancellations

    The Workplace Relations Commission has cancelled all Adjudication Hearings, Conciliation Meetings, Face to Face mediations, and on-site Inspections until the 29th March. read more

  • Coronavirus – Update for Employers following introduction of Government measures

    Following an announcement from Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, this morning the following measures will come into effect from 6pm today until 29th March. read more

  • HR Barometer Briefing - Series 3 Agenda

    Key speakers and consultants from Adare Human Resource Management will share the findings of the recent HR Barometer National Survey and their insight into what this means for HR Practitioners in 2020. read more

  • Body representing soldiers applies for ICTU Affiliation - Adare HRM News

    The organisation representing Irish soldiers, PDFORRA, has formally applied to affiliate to the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, RTÉ News has confirmed. Such a move has previously been strongly resisted by the government. read more


    The HR Barometer Briefing is a must-attend event for HR Practitioners who are seeking to inform and empower their HR planning in 2020. Limited places available. read more

  • Largest public service union exerts pressure on creaky pay deal - ADARE HRM News

    The €900 million pay deal for the 300,000 staff employed across the public service has been creaking for months. However, this weekend the State’s largest public service union, Fórsa, fired a shot across the bows of Government with a warning that unless it moves to review the current accord, the whole thing may collapse. read more

  • 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