NEW SYSTEM TO HELP WORKERS WHOSE EMPLOYERS DON’T RECOGNISE UNIONS
Workers are to be given a new way to ensure they get a fair deal from their employer – even if they do not recognise trade unions.
The government has announced plans to overhaul the laws on industrial relations so that un-unionised workers can go to the Labour Court.
The Court will then be able to issue rulings on employers even if they refuse to recognise trade unions or allow collective bargaining.
Jobs Minister Richard Bruton explains the new plans.
“What this is doing is, while respecting the voluntarist system of industrial relations – which we’ve had and served us well over many years – it is important to make provision that where employers choose not to have collective bargaining, that workers who are not getting fair conditions can have a process through which they can vindicate those rights” he said.