Collective Bargaining: What is the Current State of Play in Ireland?Posted in : Supplementary Articles ROI on 2 November 2018
The Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 (the “2015 Act”) introduced substantial changes to the law on collective bargaining when it came into force on 22 July 2015. Prior to the enactment of the 2015 Act the law on collective bargaining had become somewhat redundant following the 2007 Ryanair Supreme Court judgment (the “Ryanair Case”). It held that non-unionised employees could not refer a trade dispute to the Labour Court where the employer had a practice in place of engaging in discussions with workers and applied the definition of collective bargaining as referred to in the Oxford dictionary leaving the scope of the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Acts 2001-2004 (the “2004
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