Public consultation on retired workers access to industrial relations mechanisms for pension related issues

The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment is seeking the views of stakeholders on a proposal for the introduction of a statutory right for retired persons to be included in collective trade disputes and how to balance the proposed new rights for retired persons with the current rights and interests of workers and employers who engage in the bargaining process.

The Department in particular welcomes any comments, including on any new or enhanced methods of consultation or alternative systems/networks/fora to assist retired workers in engaging on pension related issues. 

The outcome of the consultation will feed into the Government’s response to the proposals.


Deadline for submissions: 3pm on Friday, 22 April 2022. 

Respondents are requested to make submissions using the Response Template to

Update June 2022: Submissions to the public consultation are available to download below.

Topics: Industrial Relations