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Industrial Relations Act, 1990

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Number 19 of 1990


INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS ACT, 1990


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

Preliminary

Section

1.

Short title.

2.

Collective citations and construction.

3.

Interpretation.

4.

Increase of fines.

5.

Summary proceedings for an offence.

6.

Expenses.

7.

Repeals.

PART II

Trade Union Law

Trade Disputes

8.

Definitions for Part II.

9.

Application of provisions of Part II.

10.

Acts in contemplation or furtherance of trade dispute.

11.

Peaceful picketing.

12.

Removal of liability for certain acts.

13.

Restriction of actions of tort against trade unions.

14.

Secret ballots.

15.

Power to alter rules of trade unions.

16.

Enforcement of rule for secret ballot.

17.

Actions contrary to outcome of secret ballot.

18.

Non-application of sections 14 to 17 to employers' unions.

19.

Restriction of right to injunction.

Amendment of Trade Union Acts, 1941, 1971 and 1975

20.

Change of deposit consequent on change in number of members.

21.

Amendment of section 2 of Trade Union Act, 1971.

22.

Amalgamations and transfers.

PART III

Industrial Relations Generally

23.

“Worker”.

The Labour Court and the Labour Relations Commission

24.

Establishment of the Commission.

25.

Functions of the Commission.

26.

Investigation of dispute by Court.

27.

Procedure of the Commission.

28.

The chief executive.

29.

Superannuation and gratuities for and in respect of the chief executive of the Commission.

30.

Grants to the Commission and power to borrow.

31.

Accounts and audits.

32.

Staff of the Commission.

33.

Industrial relations officers and advisory service.

34.

Rights commissioners.

35.

The Rights Commissioner Service.

36.

Objections and appeals.

37.

Equality officers.

38.

Reference of dispute by Minister.

39.

Review of joint labour committees.

40.

Superannuation and gratuities for and in respect of chairman, deputy chairmen and ordinary members of the Court.

41.

Divisions of Court.

Codes of Practice

42.

Codes of practice.

43.

Functions of Labour Court relating to codes of practice.

Joint Labour Committees

44.

Constitution and proceedings of joint labour committees.

45.

Making of establishment orders.

46.

Exclusion from scope of joint labour committee.

47.

Report for assistance of joint labour committee.

48.

Proposals for employment regulation order.

49.

Enforcement of employment regulation order by inspector by civil proceedings.

50.

Amendment of section 52 (2) (d) of Industrial Relations Act, 1946.

Registered Employment Agreements

51.

Records.

52.

Powers of inspection for enforcement of registered employment agreement.

53.

Proof of registered employment agreement and related matters.

54.

Enforcement of registered employment agreement by inspector by civil proceedings.

55.

Amendment of section 12 (2) (d) of Industrial Relations Act, 1969.

Failure to Attend Sitting of Court

56.

Evidence of failure to attend sitting of Court.

FIRST SCHEDULE

Increase of Fines

SECOND SCHEDULE

Repeals

THIRD SCHEDULE

Deposits

FOURTH SCHEDULE

Labour Relations Commission

FIFTH SCHEDULE

Constitution and Proceedings of Joint Labour Committees


Acts Referred to

Anti-Discrimination (Pay) Act, 1974

1974, No. 15

Civil Service Commissioners Act, 1956

1956; No. 45

Civil Service Regulation Act, 1956

1956, No. 46

Conspiracy, and Protection of Property Act, 1875

1875, c. 86

Employment Equality Act, 1977

1977, No. 16

Industrial Relations Act, 1946

1946, No. 26

Industrial Relations Act, 1969

1969, No. 14

Industrial Relations Act, 1976

1976, No. 15

Interpretation Act, 1937

1937, No. 38

Maternity Protection of Employees Act, 1981

1981, No. 2

Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act, 1851

1851, c. 93

Trade Disputes Act, 1906

1906, c. 47

Trade Disputes (Amendment) Act, 1982

1982, No. 15

Trade Union Act, 1871

1871, c. 31

Trade Union Act, 1941

1941, No. 22

Trade Union Act, 1971

1971, No. 33

Trade Union Act, 1975

1975, No. 4

Unfair Dismissals Act, 1977

1977, No. 10

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Number 19 of 1990


INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS ACT, 1990


AN ACT TO MAKE FURTHER AND BETTER PROVISION FOR PROMOTING HARMONIOUS RELATIONS BETWEEN WORKERS AND EMPLOYERS, AND TO AMEND THE LAW RELATING TO TRADE UNIONS AND FOR THESE AND OTHER PURPOSES TO AMEND THE INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS ACTS, 1946 TO 1976, AND THE TRADE UNION ACTS, 1871 TO 1982. [18th July, 1990]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: