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Coalition tensions rising over new laws to improve workers’ negotiating rights

Fine Gael backbenchers are clashing with Labour by calling for legislation on workers’ negotiating rights to be put on hold.

By Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
4th November, 2014

Fine Gael backbenchers are clashing with Labour by calling for legislation on workers’ negotiating rights to be put on hold.

Under the collective bargaining bill, workers will be allowed to bring their case for better wages and conditions to the Labour Court if a company refuses to negotiate with their union or in-house committee.

The issue is so important to Labour that it ensured that new Minister of State Ged Nash was given responsibility...

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