Current Issue, 23rd July 2014
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Lead News Items
The pension committees of the main union in DAA and the Shannon Airport Authority (SAA) have rejected the Expert Panel report on the troubled IASS pension scheme the airport operators share with Aer Lingus.
A Rights Commissioner has found that a former eBay employee in its Blanchardstown call centre - with less than 12 months’ service – and who was let go for alleged gross misconduct, suffered a dismissal that was “both substantively and procedurally wrong”.
Two new cases under the Protection of Employees (Temporary Agency Work) Act, 2012 again demonstrate that the argument of a ‘notional’ rate of pay in the context of applying equal treatment between directly hired employees and agency workers is not accepted.
Greyhound dispute will play out in public for now
The dispute at Greyhound Household continues to be played out in public, with both sides seemingly encouraged in their positions, while feedback from submissions to the Government on the industry is awaited.
Whistleblowing law to mean cultural shift for employers
Whistleblowing policies will be crucial for employers seeking to defend against claims under the new Protected Disclosures Act, which have the potential to be used as an alternative to the unfair dismissals legislation.
'Offshoring' not always what it seems, new Eurofound survey reveals
Identifying important changes in the nature of 'offshoring' and misconceptions about this particular feature of globalisation stands out in a new survey of how EU countries are faring in the crisis.