Current Issue, 30th September 2015
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Lead News Items
The head of the newly established Workplace Relations Commission has said that “threats of “Judicial Reviews” and “Constitutional challenges” belie what the service is aspiring to achieve – “a user friendly and non-legally confrontational first instance adjudication service”.
After a delay of almost nine months, the HSE and the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) have finally hammered out a form of words that addresses the question of how both experience and qualifications can be credited when they overlap.
ASTI didn't sell a plan that was backed "wholeheartedly" by its leaders
In May, top ASTI leaders agreed that the latest junior cycle reform proposals merited the "wholehearted support" of members of trade unions, members of the Oireachtas, representatives of parents/guardians, students, management bodies and school leaders. Nonetheless, the package went down in flames in a democratic ballot, but the turnout was a pitiful 38%. (Read more>)
Security and contract cleaning wage orders to be signed by Minister
The first Employment Regulation Orders (EROs) since 2011 were due to be signed into law this week, covering about 50,000 workers in the security guarding and contract cleaning sectors.
Luas - Court seeks independent financial review over 28% pay claim
A Labour Court hearing on a double-digit pay claim by Luas drivers, scheduled for last Tuesday, September 29, has been deferred, pending a request by the Court for an independent assessment of the employer's finances.