S.I. No. 23/1976 - Conditions of Employment (Sweet Packaging Industry) (Exclusion) Regulations, 1976.

S.I. No. 23 of 1976.


I, MICHAEL O'LEARY, Minister for Labour, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by sections 29 and 52 of the Conditions of Employment Act, 1936 (No. 2 of 1936), and the Labour (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order, 1966 ( S.I. No. 164 of 1966 ), and after consultation with representatives of employers interested in the form of industrial work specified in these Regulations and with representatives of workers so interested, hereby make the following regulations:—

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Conditions of Employment (Sweet Packaging) (Exclusion) Regulations, 1976.

2. The Interpretation Act, 1937 (No. 38 of 1937), applies to these Regulations.

3. The following form of industrial work, namely, the packaging of sweets as carried on at the premises of Ferrero (Ireland) Limited at Kinsale Road, Cork, is hereby declared to be excluded industrial work for the purpose of section 46 of the Conditions of Employment Act, 1936 (No. 2 of 1936).

4. The following provisions shall have effect in respect of the work to which these Regulations relate:—

( a ) no woman shall be employed to do such work at any time between the hours of 12.00 midnight on any day and 8.00 a.m. on the following day,

( b ) no woman shall be so employed on any day until after the expiration of eleven hours from the time at which she ceased to do industrial work on the previous day.

GIVEN under my Official Seal, this 28th day of January, 1976.


Minister for Labour.


The Conditions of Employment Act, 1936 provides that female adult workers may not be employed on industrial work between the hours of 10 p.m. on any day and 8 a.m. on the following day.

The effect of these regulations is to permit the employment of female adult workers between 8 a.m. and 12 midnight on the packaging of sweets at the premises of Ferrero (Ireland) Ltd., Kinsale Road, Cork.