How To... Trade Union Recognition – To Recognise or Not To Recognise?Posted in : How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 30 August 2018
With union recognition and strike-related flight cancellations rearing their heads in recent weeks, some will surely hark back to the days when unions were illegal and membership ran the risk of being whipped in public, all the way from Newgate Prison near Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral up to College Green! Of course, times have changed somewhat. And in the dying days of the last Fine Gael-Labour Coalition Government, the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 brought the contentious issue of trade unions’ ‘right to bargain’ slap bang back before practitioners, including the Labour Court.
However, to appraise this subject from the wider perspective, one could say that – when it
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