Fanagans Funeral Directors v Services Industrial Professional Technical Union Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceILCR Recommendation No. LCR21844
Legal BodyLabour Court (LC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionCollective and Trade Union Issues, Policies and Procedures, Pay and Conditions of Employment
This case concerns a remuneration issue which arose between nine drivers who were represented by the respondent union, SIPTU. The dispute could not be resolved at local level and was the subject of a Conciliation Conference under the Workplace Relations Commission. As an agreement was not reached, the dispute was then referred to the Labour Court in accordance with Section 26(1) of the Act. The Union argued that there was a significant pay gap between the nine drivers, referred to as 'B Drivers Crew' and the other crew, known as 'A Drivers Crew'.
Over time the pay gap between the 'crews' had expanded significantly as a result of percentage-based pay increases. The Union contended that the
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