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Dec 12

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Sean McHugh

Labour Court Abolishes Three JLCs

The reform of the employment regulation arena has been continuing apace in the second half of 2012.

As indicated elsewhere on the Bright Contracts site, the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2012 commenced on 1 August last. This Act amended the Industrial Relations Acts 1946 to 2004, and in particular in relation to Registered Employment Agreements, Joint Labour Committees and Employment Regulation Orders. It also amended the Employment Permits Act 2006, the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997, the Protection of Employees (Employers' Insolvency) Act 1984 and the Terms of Employment (Information) Act 1994.

On 2nd August 2012, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mr. Richard Bruton T.D. applied to the Labour Court under Section 40 of the Industrial Relations Act 1946 for the abolition of the three Joint Labour Committees (JLC's) - Aerated Waters and Wholesale Bottling JLC, Clothing JLC and Provender Milling JLC. The Labour Court held an inquiry on Monday October 1st 2012 into the application. Any interested party was entitled to attend the inquiry and/or submit representations regarding the draft Orders to the Court in advance of the inquiry.

As stipulated in the legislation the Labour Court issued a notice that in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Section 40 of the Industrial Relations Act 1946, it had made three Orders entitled

- Aerated Waters and Wholesale Bottling (Abolition) Order 2012,
- Clothing (Abolition) Order 2012 and
- Provender Milling (Abolition) Order 2012.

The purpose of the Orders, which are effective from 12th October, 2012, is to abolish the Aerated Waters and Wholesale Bottling Joint Labour Committee, the Clothing Joint Labour Committee and the Provender Milling Joint Labour Committee.

The Orders have been published and copies may be purchased direct from the Government Publications Sale Office, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.

The remaining JLC’s as set out on the Labour Court Website cover the following categories:

- Agricultural Workers
- Catering (Dublin and Dun Laoghaire)
- Catering (Other)
- Contract Cleaning
- Hairdressing
- Hotels (Dublin and Dun Laoghaire)
- Hotels (Other excluding Cork)
- Law Clerks
- Retail Grocery and Allied Trades
- Security Industry

Further information can be read at and

Bright Contracts – Employment contracts and handbooks
BrightPay – Payroll Software


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