Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) & Industrial Relations

Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015

The Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 came into effect on 1 August 2015, significantly changing the existing industrial relations landscape in Ireland. As well as changes to the dispute resolution services that hear complaints under over 40 pieces of employee protection legislation, the Act also outlines collective bargaining mechanisms and a process to agree... .. Read more

Functions of the Workplace Relations Commission

The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) was designed as part of the dispute resolution services reform within the Industrial Relations Amendment Act 2015. These changes assembled the duties of the following five bodies... .. Read more

Functions of the Labour Court

The mission statement of the Labour Court is "To find a basis for real and substantial agreement through the provision of fast, fair, informal and inexpensive arrangements for the adjudication and resolution of trade disputes. This document aims to provide you with an overview... .. Read more

What are JLC's, ERO's and REA's

What are Joint Labour Committees (JLCs), Employment Regulation Orders (EROs) and Registered Employment Agreements? Here we explore these three areas and look at how the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 restored the mechanism for registering higher terms and conditions within sectoral groups than statutory minimums. .. Read more

SFA Guideline on Trade Union Recognition

An employer is not required by law to recognise a trade union. However, an employer’s decision not to recognise a union can have industrial relations consequences for the company. The intention of this guideline is not to give a legal interpretation of the legislation and codes of practice, but rather to give an overall understanding .. Read more