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Section 14 Request - Mechanical Engineering Building Services Contracting Sector

Section 14 Request - Mechanical Engineering Building Services Contracting Sector

Update 14th September 2021

Following a hearing on 30th August 2021, the Labour Court gives notification of a resumed public hearing on 1st October 2021 at 9.00 am following a request to the Court to examine terms and conditions relating to remuneration, and any sick pay or pension scheme of workers in the Mechanical Engineering and Building Services Contracting Sector

 

The Labour Court has received a request to Conduct an Examination into Terms and Conditions relating to remuneration, and any sick pay or pension scheme of workers in the Mechanical Engineering and Building Services Contracting Sector on 25th September 2020

Consideration of documentation by the Court

In accordance with Section 15(1) the Court considered the documentation furnished by the requesters and, having satisfied itself on the documentation that relevant statutory considerations had been complied with, determined that a notice of its intention to conduct an examination be published.

Publication of Section 15(2) notification

On the 18th November 2020 the Labour Court gave notice of its intention to conduct an examination of the terms and conditions relating to the remuneration and any sick pay scheme or pension scheme in respect of the Mechanical Engineering and Building Services Contracting Sector by way of publication of a notice in

  • The Irish Times
  • The Irish Independent
  • The Irish Examiner
  • Seachtain

Interested parties wishing to make representations in relation to the examination were, in accordance with the statute, required to do so on or before 16th December 2020. 

The Court received representations from the following organisations by the closing date and time specified:

  • Unite the Union and Connect Trade Union
  • Construction Industry Federation
  • Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors Ireland

These submissions can be found below.

Notification of a hearing in public

Pursuant to section 15(4) of the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 the Court will now resume the hearing in public on Friday the 1st October 2021 beginning at 9.00 a.m.

The Court, at that hearing, will hear all parties appearing to the Court to be interested and desiring to be heard. Noting that the Court is statutorily permitted to receive only those submissions made within the timeframe set down by the Court in accordance with the statute; the Court has decided that the three parties who made submissions by 5.00pm on 16th December 2020 are the only parties appearing to the Court to be interested and desiring to be heard.

The hearing in public will be in a virtual courtroom. Members of the public who wish the access the hearing in a virtual court room should contact orla.collender@labourcourt.ie for relevant technical details

The following is the application to the Labour Court:

Letter to the Labour Court 25 September 2020

Connect Trade Union Application

Unite The Union Application

CSO Information

Demand for Skills in Construction Report 2020

The following submissions were received into the Labour Court on or before 16th December 2020:

Unite the Union & Connect - Cover Letter - Submission Mechanical-SEO-2020

Unite the Union & Connect Submission

Unite the Union & Connect - Appendix-1 to 8

CIF Application

APHCI Application