JLCs are composed of representatives of employers and workers in a particular sector and they meet periodically to discuss and agree terms and conditions to apply to specified workers in that sector. When a JLC agrees terms and conditions, it makes proposals to the Labour Court.
There are at present 10 JLCs (for a list of JLC rates of pay, click here)
Function of the Labour Court re. Joint Labour Committees; Employment Regulation Orders
JLCs are established, in the first instance, by order of the Labour Court.
The Labour Court supports the operation of JLCs by making available an Officer of the Court to act as Secretary to each Committee. Clerical and other facilities are also provided by the staff of the Court.
The Court receives proposals from the JLCs on foot of which it makes Employment Regulation Orders (EROs). EROs are statutory instruments which set out terms and conditions applying to specified workers in a particular sector. For a full list of EROs click here. For details of wage rates fixed by EROs, click here.