Naisiunta Leictreacht (NECI) V Labour Court & Ors [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    IESC 36
  • Legal Body
    Irish Supreme Court (IESC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Collective and Trade Union Issues, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Ultra Vires; Industrial Relations Act; Article 15.2.1; Breach of Duty

This appeal arises from a judgment in the High Court which was appealed to the Supreme Court. The NECI (Respondent) represented small and medium sized electrical contractors. The Respondent successfully applied for a judicial review of a Sectoral Employment Order (“SEO”), the subject of a recommendation by the Labour Court, under procedures laid down the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act, 2015, and subsequently embodied in a statutory instrument, S.I. 251/2019.

The effect of this Order was to set terms and conditions for workers across the entire electrical contracting area in the State. The recommendation was made in response to applications to the Labour Court from Connect trade union,

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This article is correct at 24/06/2021

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