Collective bargaining rights of workers in Ireland not strong enough, according to report

Ireland lags behind European neighbours on labour rights, new Fórsa report says

The research found economic and business benefits to collective bargaining

One of the state’s largest unions has said Ireland’s collective bargaining rights are of serious concern.

A new report from Fórsa said Ireland’s labour rights were poorer compared to European neighbours and that there are business benefits to strong union membership.

“Our analysis concludes that Irish labour law, and industrial relations practices, failed to properly respect and vindicate the human rights of workers to collective representation and bargaining, which is a very serious concern,” Alan ...