IMO/Comp Authority deal will ease legal threats

Last week's deal between The High Court, Irish Medical Organisation and the Competition Authority covered two aspects.

1st June, 2014

The High Court deal struck last week between the Irish Medical Organisation and the Competition Authority will ease the pressure on self-employed individuals and trade associations which have been prevented from collective negotiation, according to experts.

It will ease the threat of potential legal actions against vets, travel agents, pharmacists, actors, freelance journalists, musicians and other self-employed people who join trade groups or unions to negotiate terms and conditions.

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