SECTION 20(1), INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS ACT, 1969
IRISH PRIDE FINE FOODS
(REPRESENTED BY IRISH BUSINESS AND EMPLOYERS' CONFEDERATION)
- AND -
A GROUP OF WORKERS
(REPRESENTED BY SERVICES INDUSTRIAL PROFESSIONAL TECHNICAL UNION)
Chairman: Mr Haugh
Employer Member: Ms Doyle
Worker Member: Ms Treacy
1. Union Recognition
2. This dispute concerns Union Recognition.
The Union referred this case to the Labour Court on 23 April 2019 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 21 June 2019.
Background to the Dispute
This is a claim by SIPTU (‘the Union’) to secure recognition and collective bargaining rights on behalf of its members employed by Irish Pride Fine Foods Unlimited Company (‘the Company’) at its plant in Taghmon, County Wexford.
The Court recommends that the Company should recognise the Union as the chosen representative of those employees who join the Union for all industrial relations purposes.
The Court further recommends that the parties should enter into negotiations with a view to concluding a collective agreement dealing with, amongst other things, the procedural arrangements within which the normal industrial relations business will be conducted between them.
The Court so recommends.
Signed on behalf of the Labour Court
25 June 2019Deputy Chairman
Enquiries concerning this Recommendation should be addressed to Mary Kehoe, Court Secretary.