S.I. No. 338/1985 - Conditions of Employment (Manufacture of Nylon Hosiery) (Exclusion) No. 2) Regulations, 1985.

S.I. No. 338 of 1985.


I, RUAIRI QUINN, Minister for Labour, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 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 (Manufacture of Nylon Hosiery) (Exclusion) (No. 2) Regulations, 1985.

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

3. The following form of industrial work, namely, the manufacture of Nylon hosiery, is hereby declared to be excluded industrial work for the purposes of section 46 of the Conditions of Employment Act, 1936 (No. 2 of 1936).

4. The following provision shall have effect in respect of the work to which these Regulations relate, that is to say, no shift shall be longer than eight hours in duration.

5. The Conditions of Employment (Manufacture of Nylon Hosiery) (Exclusion) Regulations, 1985 ( S.I. No. 78 of 1985 ) are hereby revoked.

GIVEN under my Official Seal this 7th day of October, 1985.


Minister for Labour.


The Conditions of Employment Act, 1936 , prohibits the employment of adult female workers between the hours of 10 p.m. on any day and 8 a.m. the following day. The effect of these Regulations is to permit, subject to the shift work licensing provisions of the 1936 Act, the employment of adult females at night on the manufacture of nylon hosiery.