Government seeks advice on REA ruling
The government is seeking advice from the Attorney General, following the Supreme Court's decision last Thursday on "unconstitutional" wage agreements.
The government is seeking advice from the Attorney General on the Supreme Court's decision last Thursday that wage agreements which at present cover tens of thousands of workers are unconstitutional.
In the landmark ruling, the court said the system of registered employment agreements (REAs) - which set minimum rates of pay and conditions in several sectors of employment - had conferred law-making powers beyond the Oireachtas.
The ruling has implications for 70,000 to 80,000 employees...
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