Turf Development Act, 1998



Transfer of staff of Board to Company.

51.—(1) Every person who, on the day immediately before the vesting day, is a member of the staff of the Board shall, on the vesting day, be transferred to and become a member of the staff of the Company.

(2) Save in accordance with an agreement negotiated with any recognised trade union or staff association concerned, a person referred to in subsection (1) shall not, while in the service of the Company, be made subject to conditions of service (including conditions relating to terms of employment and remuneration) that are less favourable to the person than those to which he or she was subject immediately before the vesting day.

(3) Until such time as the scales of pay and conditions of service of the members of the staff of the Company to whom subsection (1) applies are varied by the Company following consultation and after agreement with recognised trade unions, the scales of pay by reference to which they were remunerated and the conditions of service, restrictions, requirements and obligations to which they were subject immediately before the vesting day shall continue to apply to them.

(4) In relation to persons transferred to the Company under subsection (1), previous service as a member of the staff of the Board shall be reckonable for the purposes of, but subject to any exceptions or exclusions in, the Redundancy Payments Acts, 1967 to 1991, the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997 , the Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts, 1973 to 1991, and the Unfair Dismissals Acts, 1977 to 1993.