Monthly Archives: December 2010

Landmark European decision on right to collective bargaining discussed

UCD School of Law 2010 Distinguished Guest Lecture; Professor Keith Ewing, Professor of Public Law, Kings College London, President Institute of Employment Rights I had the pleasure of being invited to this lecture which was a follow on to the … Continue reading

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He was good as good cooks go…and as good cooks go he went!

Everyone must protect their own interests I guess. But there’s something of a problem if this is to be achieved at the expense someone else. And especially when those doing it claim to be in the solidarity business. I wouldn’t like the job of cutting … Continue reading

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Labour Court extends Retail Grocery JLC terms to petrol stations

Note 1. The National Minimum Wage is currently €8.65 per hour. The Government is proposing to reduce this to €7.65. Under the Employment Regulation Order (ERO) the rate for a ‘General Sales Assistant’ is €9.59 rising to €9.90 after 3 years. … Continue reading

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NERA advice on employees affected by bad weather

Disruption of normal employment arrangements due to weather  If an employee cannot come to work  due to adverse weather conditions, is the employer obliged to pay the employee? If an employee is unable to present for work due to weather … Continue reading

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Dispute Resolution; an opportunity to influence the next government?

Let’s get a discussion started on what measures the dispute resolution community, if I might call it that would like to see in the next Programme for Government. Here is the text of what is in the Four Year National … Continue reading

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The Christmas Party, great craic but……

 I know, I know, the party poopers are at it again. (That’s the author over there, by the way) But the Christmas party (or other social; events, or work events away from the normal workplace) give rise to obligations and may … Continue reading

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