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Review of collective bargaining

A High-Level Working Group under the auspices of the Labour Employer Economic Forum (LEEF) has been set up to review collective bargaining and the industrial relations landscape in Ireland.

The Group will:

  • examine the issue of trade union recognition and the implication of same on the collective bargaining processes
  • examine the adequacy of the workplace relations framework supporting the conduct and determination of pay and conditions of employment, having regard to the legal, economic, and social conditions in which it operates
  • consider the legal and constitutional impediments that may exist in the reform of the current systems
    • in doing so, the group will need to be cognisant of the individual employment rights frameworks and the EU context
    • it may wish to consider other models of employee relations and pay determination established in other Member States
  • review the current statutory wage setting mechanisms and, where appropriate, make recommendations for reform

Members of High-Level Group on collective bargaining

Chair – Professor Michael Doherty, Maynooth University

Maeve McElwee, Ibec

Danny McCoy, Ibec

Tom Parlon, CIF

Joe Cunningham, SIPTU

Kevin Callinan, Fórsa

Patricia King, ICTU

John Shaw, Department of the Taoiseach

Professor Bill Roche, UCD

Clare Dunne, Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment

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High-Level Working Group convened to review collective bargaining and the industrial relations landscape in Ireland