Current Issue, 20th May 2015
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Lead News Items
The long-awaited amendment to Ireland’s dormant collective bargaining legislation could make it harder for trade unions to secure better terms and conditions for members in non-union firms, when compared to the situation that pertained before the watershed 2007 Supreme Court ruling in what became known as the ‘Ryanair’ case.
A local bargaining pay increase covering a three-year period has been agreed at Abbott Ireland’s infant nutrition plant in Cootehill, Co. Cavan, following acceptance by operatives and laboratory technicians of a Labour Court recommendation.
"Double counting" row stalls IMO deal, knock-on issues raised by DPER
A row has broken out over a demand by the Irish Medical Organisation that a pay & reward agreement covering new hospital consultants should allow for experience and qualifications to be credited, even if carried out simultaneously.
Bus tendering deal sets out 'road-map' of deals to reassure unions
The deal on the bus route tendering dispute commits the parties to participating in a number of separate agreements or processes that are aimed at reassuring the unions on their members' employment security, both now and into the future.
IBEC LAW EVENT
'Zero Hours' not a black & white issue, Ibec law conference told
The question of flexible working and in particular, 'zero hours' contracts - a topical subject given the ongoing industrial dispute at Dunnes Stores - is not a black and white issue, attendees at Ibec's employment law conference heard last week.