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October 2018 Industrial Relations Newsletter

Adare Human Resource Management

Established in 2003, Adare Human Resource Management are Ireland’s leading expert and provider of Employment Law, Industrial Relations (IR), Human Resource Management (HRM) and Health and Safety Services.
  • Heavy Criticism by Labour Court & Nil Award In Contract of Employment Case

    Nov 05, 2018
    It is often the case that when matters concerning substantial employment law issues such as equality or unfair dismissal cases Claimants often include added claims of breaches of the Terms of Employment Act, where they exist. In short, if there is an absence of a written statement of employment (contract of employment) in any particular case then the Claimant will get an award of compensation for that breach. Usually, the compensation awarded is between one and four weeks’ pay, depending of the level of breach and in particular the extent of defence the employer submits. Any such defence would almost always include the argument that in Claimant suffered no material loss from not having a written statement of employment.
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  • Dept of Health & HSE Combine In Attempt To Resolve Section 39’s Row

    Nov 05, 2018
    The long-standing dispute between the HSE and trade unions FORSA and SIPTU concerning the pay of staff working within the Health Sector “Section 39s” organisations came to another head earlier this month. From the public perception point of view this dispute first came to light in February this year when the WRC intervened to prevent industrial action at a number of S39 heath service organisations. Although there was some level of agreement back then as to how the dispute might best be resolved the dispute still remained and a threat of further industrial action by the unions was again put on hold with a second WRC intervention on October 2nd. At that WRC conciliation conference, which significantly included input from the Dept. of Health this time round, along with the HSE a provisional agreement was reached.
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