Labour Court Confirm Public Hearing on 14th March at 11.30am

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The Labour Court  has confirmed that it will hold a public hearing on the 14th March 2019 at The Labour Court, Lansdowne House, Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4  at 11:30am to conduct an examination of the terms and conditions in the Electrical Contracting Industry

ln line with section 15 (4) of the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 The Labour Court will hear all parties "appearing to the Court to be interested and desiring to be heard" at this sitting.

The hearing will be in public.

This process may lead to the Labour Court providing a recommendation to the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection that certain conditions of employment should become law within the Sector, for example, this could set the minimum level of pay and pension contributions electrical contractors would have to pay to electricians working for him or her. If the Minister is satisfied with the Labour Court’s recommendation she may put the proposal before the Government and request that the  recommendation made by the Labour Court  become law and therefore binding on all employers within the sector. Noncompliance with a Sectoral  Employment Order (SEO) can lead to criminal conviction.

The NECI has made a submission to the Labour Court and we would suggest to all our members and all electrical contractors that they consider all the submission made to the Labour Court which can be found on the Labour Court’s website by clicking on the following Link:
https://www.workplacerelations.ie/en/WR_Bodies/Labour_Court/Notices/Notice_of_Intention_to_Conduct_an_Examination_into_Terms_and_Conditions_in_the_Electrical_Contracting_Industry_pursuant_to_section_15_of_the_Industrial_Relations_Amendment_Act_2015.html

We also encourage all electrical contractors to attend at the public hearing on the 14th March 2019, so that they are fully informed of any decisions being made by the  Labour Court which could affect their livelihood and that of their employees, on the basis of a request made by Connect Trade Union, the AECI and ECA, which in the NECI’s opinion do not represent the interests of small electrical contractors or contractors outside of the greater Dublin area.
We will continue to keep you updated on the situation as it unfolds.
 
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