Current Issue, 19th November 2014

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Lead News Items


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>)


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>)