Since the 1st of February 2020, members of An Garda Siochana can avail of an employment dispute mechanism through the Industrial Relations Act 2019.
The mechanism is the Workplace Relations Commission.
What is a ‘’Trade Dispute’’
A trade dispute is defined under the Industrial Relations Act as follows:
Any dispute or difference between employers and workers or between workers and workers connected with the employment or non-employment, or the terms of the employment, or with the conditions of employment, of any person and includes any such dispute or difference between employers and workers where the employment has ceased.
S. 3 of the Industrial Relations Act 2019
Members of An Garda Siochana can now refer workplace disputes to the Workplace Relations Commission and the Industrial Relations Acts 1946-2019 now apply to members of An Garda Siochana. Therefore Gards now have access to the Workplace Relations Commission and the Labour Court to resolve an industrial relations dispute.
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