How To: Keep On Top Of Trade Union Recognition Changes

Posted in : How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 20 April 2021
Dr. Gerry McMahon
Productive Personnel Ltd
Issues covered: Collective and Trade Union Issues; Collective Bargaining; Trade Union Recognition


Despite the furore about working conditions at Amazon in Alabama, USA, their employees recently voted 2:1 vote in favour of retaining non-union status. This enabled them to remain within the ranks of (the well over) 90% of America’s non-union private sector workers. However, it won’t have escaped the attention of many employers that the new US President Joe Biden has signalled his administration’s backing for collective bargaining and union recognition. Indeed, this recently prompted Ibec’s CEO – when addressing the Employment Bar Association - to warn that this may influence developments in Ireland, as ‘the traditional route in Ireland has been very much wedded to the US

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Dr. Gerry McMahon
Productive Personnel Ltd

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