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.

11th May, 2013

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...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

The year in review

Legacy Richie Oakley 1 year ago

Newsround: What Thursday’s papers say

Legacy Leanna Byrne 5 years ago

More cycle routes, expansion of Luas to Bray and new bus network proposed

Legacy Digital Desk 5 years ago