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Union sundown? The future of collective representation rights in Irish law

Doherty, Michael (2007) Union sundown? The future of collective representation rights in Irish law. Irish Employment Law Journal, 4 (4). ISSN 1649-4024

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This article examines recent developments concerning employee and trade union rights to collective negotiations with employers. It considers the extent to which the constitutional guarantee of freedom of association is protected by the present legal framework. Ireland’s “voluntarist” system of industrial relations is considered in the light of the enactment of the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Acts 2001–2004, and the recent interpretation of the legislation in the case of Ryanair v The Labour Court [2007] I.E.S.C. 6. The article also looks at the future role of the Labour Court, the State’s main industrial relations tribunal and a key plank of the voluntarist system.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Employment Law; Industrial relations; Trade unions; Interpretation
Subjects:Social Sciences > Law
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Science > School of Law and Government
Publisher:Thomson Round Hall
Copyright Information:© 2007 Thomson Round Hall
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:17031
Deposited On:22 May 2012 09:52 by Michael Doherty. Last Modified 22 May 2012 09:52

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