Current Issue, 19th November 2014
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Lead News Items
By joining forces with the small non-ICTU trade union, the Independent Workers Union (IWU), the National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) has merely taken one step in a difficult process that it hopes will lead toward direct talks with the Department of Health and the HSE.
Unions are to hold an emergency meeting with Irish Water in Portlaoise this week, following the company’s decision to review its pay structure, which was inherited from its parent Bord Gais (now Ervia).
Changes to state's dispute resolution bodies to be "profound and revolutionary"
The Labour Court and Workplace Relations Commission will be "profoundly impacted" by the "revolutionary developments" that will come about following the enactment of the Workplace Relations Bill 2014, the heads of the Labour Court and the LRC told a IR/HR conference last week. (Read more>)
Flight from final salary pensions quickens over past three years
In this IRN special on the restructuring of pension schemes, we track 24 separate agreements that demonstrate the added impetus the crisis has given to changes already underway in the industry before 2012. (Read more>)
'ZERO HOURS' STUDY
Nash says he won't shirk from action on 'zero hours' contracts
The Minister for Employment and Business Affairs, Ged Nash, has said that there is "an obligation on profitable employers to ensure that their employees are adequately rewarded". (Read more>)