Ireland’s electrical contractors mobilise as SEO high court date looms
In less than 24 hours, we, the NECI, will take our case to the high courts in Cork City from 10.30am in an attempt to block an upcoming SEO that will threaten the electrical industry from the bottom up. We were able to put this case together thanks to the support and participation of those electrical contractors who joined us during our first round of county meetings. To all who attended – this wouldn’t have been possible without your input.
The aim of these meetings was to inform electrical contractors on the SEO, what it could mean for the electrical industry as a whole, and what we can do to ensure it never comes to fruition. We’re happy to say that these meetings were a success as we now ready ourselves for the next step in our battle against the SEO.
Tomorrow, Tuesday the 16th of July, will be our opportunity to fight the SEO in the high courts and we do this on behalf of the entire electrical contracting industry, which stands to be irreparably damaged should this SEO see the light of day.
As always, we will continue to keep you updated on these vital developments as they happen, and if you would like more information on the SEO, Please see the links below:
SI No 251 of 2019 Sectoral Employment Order (Electrical Contracting Sector) 2019: Statutory minimum pay, pension and sick pay entitlements for qualified electricians and registered apprentice electricians employed in the electrical contracting sector to come into operation on 1 September 2019.
Labour Court Recommendation on Statutory minimum pay, pension and sick pay entitlements for qualified electricians and registered apprentice electricians employed in the electrical contracting sector to come into operation on 1 September 2019.
The NECI have received huge support since we began our campaign against the SEO as more and more electrical contractors wake up to the fact that larger firms are trying to create conditions that the smaller contractors simply cannot survive in.
If you would like to join the NECI in giving smaller Electrical Contractors a voice against these conditions, please follow this link and take the first steps towards a viable resistance. We hope to hear from you soon.