Working solution to work issues

The five bodies that deal with workplace complaints will be replaced by just two by December, writes Gareth Naughton.

20th July, 2014
Anne Bruen, employment and commercial law solicitor at McGuire Desmond: The new system should be beneficial for all concerned' Picture: Provision

Workplace relations in Ireland are set to undergo a major overhaul with hopes that a new, streamlined and more efficient mechanism will be in place next year.

Earlier this month, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton announced that the cabinet had approved his wide-ranging reform of the current mechanism.

This has been a long time coming – the reforms were initially promised for autumn 2012 – but the Workplace Relations Bill is set...

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