INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS ACTS, 1946 TO 2001
SECTION 26(1), INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS ACT, 1990
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SERVICES INDUSTRIAL PROFESSIONAL TECHNICAL UNION
Chairman: Ms Jenkinson
Employer Member: Mr Pierce
Worker Member: Mr. Somers
1. (1) Attendance hours. (2) Planned working hours and composite earning rates.
(3) Night working supplement. (4) Introduction of voluntary severance package.
2. Labour Court hearings took place on the 30th of May 2001 and on the 15th of June 2001. The following is the Court's Interim Recommendation:
The Labour Court recommends acceptance of the interim proposal being put forward by the Company, pending agreement on the overall change proposals including local agreement on the detailed rosters. The case will be referred back to the Court at that stage, via conciliation if necessary, for final overall recommendation.
The Company's proposal is as set out below:-
Bearing in mind the overall change proposals now being processed in the investigation before the Labour Court and the complexity of the issues requiring resolution, in order to achieve immediate progress towards resolution, it is proposed to increase the basic rates of pay of the staff concerned by 33.5%.
This increase will be applied with immediate effect on the basis that an overall agreement will be reached embracing the constituent elements in the Change Proposals issued. It represents the first phase payment most recently referred to in the Company's letter of 13th June 2001 to the Trades Unions.
In return the Company will immediately obtain the facility to augment its resources by the employment of contractors to deal with work prioritised by the Company. In these circumstances the earnings of the Company's employees in the grades concerned will not be adversely affected i.e. the present patterns of work of these staff will continue.
Contractors will be used to augment our present resources to carry out renewals, refurbishment, and installation of infrastructure equipment.
Management and staff representatives will immediately engage in a process of discussion and agreement on rosters associated with the "new deal" proposals. These discussions will be completed by 31st July 2001.
The foregoing arrangement will not create precedent or be referred to in any other discussion.
Signed on behalf of the Labour Court
15th June, 2001______________________
Enquiries concerning this Recommendation should be addressed to Gerardine Buckley, Court Secretary.