Current Issue, 15th October 2014
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Lead News Items
The AGSI wants to see Garda bodies granted access to the Labour Relations Commission and Labour Court immediately, in advance of the current review of industrial relations structures in the national police force.
In a bid to control the burgeoning costs of employing medical and nursing agency staff, the HSE plans to replace agency or hourly paid doctors by ‘fixed purpose contracts’ - and to replace agency nurses by graduate nurses on two-year contracts of employment.
The Employment Appeals Tribunal has ruled that the journalist Gemma O’Doherty is entitled to proceed with her claim against Independent Newspapers, although she has already initiated High Court defamation proceedings against the company.
Budget 2015 marks end of crisis, sets scene for 2015-2016
Introduced over five years ago by the previous administration, the moratorium on recruitment has come to an end, Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform, Brendan Howlin, announced in his budget speech in the Dail last Tuesday. (Read more>)
Clarification due on new workplace adjudicator powers
Minister for Jobs, Richard Bruton, is bringing an amendment to the Workplace Relations Bill to clarify the powers workplace relations commission (WRC) adjudicators will have in allowing or refusing representation at hearings under the reformed system.
Unfair dismissals - 'powers that be' set to squeeze the "little person"?
The "little person" is set to fall victim to a pincer movement of the employers so-called "divine right to hire and fire" and the traditional trade union "preoccupation with the collective versus the individual", a member of the Employment Appeals Tribunal has charged.