INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS ACTS, 1946 TO 1990
SECTION 26(1), INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS ACT, 1990
GALWAY HARBOUR BOARD
(REPRESENTED BY IRISH BUSINESS AND EMPLOYERS' CONFEDERATION)
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SERVICES INDUSTRIAL PROFESSIONAL TECHNICAL UNION
Chairman: Mr Duffy
Employer Member: Mr Keogh
Worker Member: Mr O'Neill
1. Payment of £12.65 (16.06 Euros) Local Authority Payment.
2. The dispute concerns the refusal of the Company to agree a payment of £12.65p (16.06 Euros) increase on the basis of pay for the general operatives employed by the Company. There are 8 full-time workers and on part -time worker in the Company. The matter was the subject of a conciliation conference under the auspices of the Labour Relations Commission. As agreement could not be reached, the matter was referred to the Labour Court on the 6th of December 2000, under Section 26(1)(a)(b) of the Industrial Relations Act, 1990. A Labour Court hearing took place on 4th April,
3. 1. The rate of pay of the workers in the Company, by agreement, is the same rate as that being paid to the Galway Corporation general operative staff.
2. It is unfair of the Company to now decide that they do not want the relationship between the Company and the Galway Corporation to exist any longer.
3. Discussion on productivity should take place.
4. 1. There is no room for productivity and there are no productivity measures being sought by the Company at this time.
2. The cost of the increase to the Company would be an extra £40 (50.79 Euros) per week in terms of premium payments, etc.
3. The Company dispute that the rates of pay between the Company and the Galway Corporation are the same and that there has not been parity between the two employments.
Having regard to the long standing pay relationship between the Galway Harbour Company and Galway Corporation, the Court recommends that the Union's claim be conceded.
The Union should, if the Company so require, concede cost offsetting measures equivalent to those conceded in the case of the Local Authorities.
Signed on behalf of the Labour Court
12th April, 2001______________________
Enquiries concerning this Recommendation should be addressed to Helena McDermott, Court Secretary.