INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS ACTS, 1946 TO 1990
SECTION 20(1), INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS ACT, 1969
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(REPRESENTED BY SERVICES INDUSTRIAL PROFESSIONAL TECHNICAL UNION)
Chairman: Mr Hayes
Employer Member: Ms Cryan
Worker Member: Mr Shanahan
2. This case concerns a dispute between the employer and Union in relation to regrading. The Union is seeking that the worker be regraded to the E3B grade as the appropriate grade for the duties carried out. The Union contends that the worker was incorrectly graded at Grade E3A as the Grading Review Mechanism (GRM) was not provided with the required documentation to correctly assess the role. Management's position is that E3A is the appropriate grade. It contends that the issue has already been appealed through agreed procedures and upheld.
On the 21st May 2013, the worker referred the matter to the Labour Court in accordance with Section 20(1) of the Industrial Relations Act, 1969 and agreed to be bound by the Court's Recommendation. A Labour Court hearing took place on the 24th June 2013. The following is the Court's Recommendation.
The Court has carefully considered the submissions of both parties to this dispute.
On balance the Court finds that the Assessors had sufficient information to enable them to apply the terms of the agreed job evaluation system in a fair and impartial manner to the applicants post.
Accordingly the Court does not recommend concession of the Union's claim.
The Court so recommends
Signed on behalf of the Labour Court
26th August 2013______________________
Enquiries concerning this Recommendation should be addressed to Andrew Heavey, Court Secretary.