INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS ACTS, 1946 TO 1990
SECTION 20(1), INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS ACT, 1969
HCL TECHNOLOGIES LTD
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SERVICES INDUSTRIAL PROFESSIONAL TECHNICAL UNION
Chairman: Mr Hayes
Employer Member: Mr Murphy
Worker Member: Ms Tanham
1. Union Recognition - Pay - Terms & Conditions
2. This case concerns a dispute between the Company and Union in relation to Union recognition. The Union is seeking that it be recognised by the Company for collective bargaining purposes in relation to its members. It contends that its members have a lower rate of basic pay and are paid a lower Sunday Premium than comparable employees withinin the workplace. The Union is seeking an increase in theses rates. The matter was referred to the Labour Court on 12th December 2014 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 5th March 2015.The employer was notified of the date and time of the hearing but did not attend and was not represented.
3 1 The workers have raised issues at local level with management and is seeking to have the Union enter into a collective process on their behalf in relation to increases in basic pay rates and Sunday Premium and other terms and conditions of employment.
The Court recommends that the Company recognise the Union for collective bargaining and industrial relations purposes in respect of its members in the employment.
The parties should meet at an early date for the purpose of agreeing a framework within which normal industrial relations matters can be co-operatively dealt with and the Company should enter discussions with the Union regarding the matters identified in its submissions to the Court.
The Court so recommends.
Signed on behalf of the Labour Court
24th March 2015______________________
Enquiries concerning this Recommendation should be addressed to Andrew Heavey, Court Secretary.