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Copyright St Patrick's Cathedral Grammar School Form 5 2005 What is the Purpose of the Labour Court? The court of the last resort. Next slide.

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1 Copyright St Patrick's Cathedral Grammar School Form What is the Purpose of the Labour Court? The court of the last resort. Next slide

2 Copyright St Patrick's Cathedral Grammar School Form Purpose If there is an industrial dispute, it’s the last place you would go to. It only deals with disputes sent by the Labour Relations Commission (LRC) or if the decision of a Rights Commissioner or Equality Officer has been rejected. It also investigates disputes if the Minister for Enterprise and Employment has requested it. Next slide

3 Copyright St Patrick's Cathedral Grammar School Form The main services of the Labour Court It investigates industrial relation disputes and makes recommendations which aren’t legally binding. It arbitrates- both parties in conflict may agree to accept the decision of the arbitrator of the Labour Court and that is known as binding arbitration. Next slide

4 Copyright St Patrick's Cathedral Grammar School Form Other Services of the Labour Court Registers agreements made between employers and unions. These agreements become binding. Established a Joint Labour Committee (JLC): It is a forum for discussing minimum pay and working conditions in areas where not many workers have union protection such as part time workers and small hotels. It supports the Joint Industrial Councils (JICs): these bodies are voluntary and consist of employer and worker representatives. However, the decisions made by JICs aren’t legally binding.


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