SECTION 20(1), INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS ACT, 1969
EMEA, HID GLOBAL GALWAY
(REPRESENTED BY IRISH BUSINESS AND EMPLOYERS' CONFEDERATION)
- AND -
(REPRESENTED BY SERVICES INDUSTRIAL PROFESSIONAL TECHNICAL UNION)
Chairman: Ms Jenkinson
Employer Member: Ms Connolly
Worker Member: Ms Treacy
1. Representation By SIPTU On A Collective Basis
2. The case before the Court concerns a dispute by 33 Members over Union recognition at the Employer's electronic component manufacturing plant in Inverin, Co. Galway. The Union referred the matter to the Labour Court in accordance with Section 20(1) of the Industrial Relations Act, 1969. A Labour Court hearing took place on 26 February 2020. Neither the Employer nor their representative was present on the day of the hearing. The following is the Recommendation of the Court:
This matter comes before the Court as a referral by the Union under Section 20(1) of the Industrial Relations Act, 1969. The employer advised the Court that it would not be in attendance at the hearing.
The Union submitted that it represents 33 members in the employment and stated that there was no method of employer/employee engagement currently in place in the company.
The Court, on the uncontested facts of the submission as presented by the Union, recommends that the company should recognise the Union as the representative of those employees who are in membership of the Union and should engage with it in dealing with employment related matters arising within the employment affecting those members.
The Court so recommends.
Signed on behalf of the Labour Court
6 March 2020Deputy Chairman
Enquiries concerning this Recommendation should be addressed to Therese Hickey, Court Secretary.