Republic of Ireland: Registered Employment Agreements – Applications to vary or cancel Agreement for Electrical Contracting IndustryMonday, December 29th, 2008
The Labour Court has given notice that it has received an application for the variation of the Registered Employment Agreement (REA) for the Electrical Contracting Industry and also an application to cancel it. This REA sets working hours, hourly rates for pay and other terms and conditions for electricians and apprentices, as agreed between, on the one hand, the Electrical Contractors Association and the Association of Electrical Contractors (Ireland) and, on the other hand, the Technical Engineering and Electrical Union (TEEU). The rates were last increased from 11 May 2007.
No information has been provided by the Labour Court as to the reasons behind these applications but, according to the TEEU’s website, they have been made by independent bodies representing groups of electricians who claim that employers are not properly represented. The Court will consider the applications starting on 16 January 2009.
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