Rosderra Irish Meats v Services Industrial Professional Technical Union [2017]

  • Case Reference
    LCR21470
  • Legal Body
    Labour Court
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Pay and Conditions of Employment
Issues covered: Section 26(1), Industrial Relations Act, 1990; Pay Increase

This case concerned a claim that employee wages should be increased by 8% over a 24 month period (made retrospective to February 2016).

The company had undeniably benefited from a pay freeze and cost reduction over the previous eight years. However, the company argued that the proposed wage increase would prove detrimental to the business.

The Court noted the fact that wages had not been altered since 2008 and highlighted that the Court had not been provided by the respondents with a detailed analysis of the alleged negative impact of the proposed pay increase. Accordingly, the Court ordered

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This article is correct at 21/06/2017
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