Current Issue, 15th October 2014

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Lead News Items

BUDGET 2015

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>)

WRC REFORMS

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.
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WRC REFORMS

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.
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