Industrial Relations Act, 1990

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CitationIR No. 19/1990


Number 19 of 1990


INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS ACT 1990

REVISED

Updated to 1 February 2020


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Industrial Relations Act 1990. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under the Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

All Acts up to and including Consumer Insurance Contracts Act 2019 (53/2019), enacted 26 December 2019, and all statutory instruments up to and including Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2019 (Commencement) Order 2020 (S.I. No. 24 of 2020), made 29 January 2020, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act.

Disclaimer: While every care has been taken in the preparation of this Revised Act, the Law Reform Commission can assume no responsibility for and give no guarantees, undertakings or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness or up to date nature of the information provided and does not accept any liability whatsoever arising from any errors or omissions. Please notify any errors, omissions and comments by email to

revisedacts@lawreform.ie.


Number 19 of 1990


INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS ACT 1990

REVISED

Updated to 1 February 2020


Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was passed.

Related legislation

Industrial Relations Acts 1946 to 2019: insofar as it relates to them, this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one ( Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2019 (21/2019), s. 5(2)). The Acts in this group are:

Industrial Relations Act 1946 (26/1946)

Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 1955 (19/1955) (repealed)

Industrial Relations Act 1969 (14/1969)

Industrial Relations Act 1976 (15/1976)

Industrial Relations Act 1990 (19/1990), other than Part II (ss. 8-22)

Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2001 (11/2001)

Industrial Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004 (4/2004) in so far as it relates to the Industrial Relations Acts 1946 to 2001

Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2012 (32/2012) other than ss. 16, 17 and 18

Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 (27/2015) other than ss. 24 and 36 (collectively cited Industrial Relations Acts 1946 to 2015 and Part 3, other than s. 36, to be construed as one)

Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2019 (21/2019)

Trade Union Acts 1871 to 1990: insofar as it relates to them, Part II of this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one (s. 2(2) of this Act). The Acts in this group are:

Trade Union Act 1871 (34 & 35 Vict. c. 31)

Trade Union Act Amendment Act 1876 (39 & 40 Vict. c. 22)

Trade Union Act 1913 (2 & 3 Geo. 5 c. 30)

Trade Union (Amalgamation) Act 1917 (7 & 8 Geo. 5. c. 24) (repealed)

Trade Union Act 1935 (35/1935)

Trade Union Act 1941 (22/1941)

Trade Union Act 1942 (23/1942)

Trade Union Act 1948 (11/1948) (spent)

Trade Union Act 1949 (11/1949) (spent)

Trade Union Act 1950 (19/1950) (spent)

Trade Union Act 1951 (14/1951) (spent)

Trade Union Act 1952 (13/1952)

Trade Union Act 1971 (33/1971)

Trade Union Act 1975 (4/1975)

Trade Disputes (Amendment) Act 1982 (15/1982) (repealed)

Industrial Relations Act 1990 (19/1990) Part II (ss. 8-22)

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions.

An explanation of how to read annotations is available at

www.lawreform.ie/annotations.

Material not updated in this revision

Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available.

Where legislation or a fragment of legislation is referred to in annotations, changes to this legislation or fragment may not be reflected in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the legislation referred to if one is available.

A list of legislative changes to any Act, and to statutory instruments from 1972, may be found linked from the page of the Act or statutory instrument at

www.irishstatutebook.ie.

Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2019 (21/2019)

Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 (27/2015)

Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015)

Freedom of Information Act 2014 (30/2014)

Water Services (No. 2) Act 2013 (50/2013)

Education and Training Boards Act 2013 (11/2013)

Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2012 (32/2012)

Health Act 2004 (42/2004)

Public Service Management (Recruitment and Appointments) Act 2004 (33/2004)

Equality Act 2004 (24/2004)

Industrial Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004 (4/2004)

Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2001 (11/2001)

National Minimum Wage Act 2000 (5/2000)

Employment Equality Act 1998 (21/1998)

Freedom of Information Act 1997 (13/1997)

Unfair Dismissals (Amendment) Act 1993 (22/1993)

Unfair Dismissals Act 1977 (10/1977)

Industrial Relations Act 1976 (15/1976)

Industrial Relations Act 1969 (14/1969)

Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 1955 (19/1955)

Industrial Relations Act 1946 (26/1946)

All Acts up to and including Consumer Insurance Contracts Act 2019 (53/2019), enacted 26 December 2019, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Industrial Relations Act 1990 (Code of Practice on Longer Working) (Declaration) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 600 of 2017)

Industrial Relations Act 1990 (Code of Practice on Protected Disclosures Act 2014) (Declaration) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 464 of 2015)

Industrial Relations Act 1990 (Code of Practice on Victimisation) (Declaration) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 463 of 2015)

Finance (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 418 of 2011)

Employment Regulation Order (Retail Grocery and Allied Trades Joint Labour Committee) 2011 (S.I. No. 213 of 2011)

Employment Regulation Order (Argricultural Workers Joint Labour Committee) 2010 (S.I. No. 602 of 2010)

Employment Regulation Order (Retail Grocery and Allied Trades Joint Labour Committee) 2010 (S.I. No. 448 of 2010)

Employment Regulation Order (Agricultural Workers Joint Labour Committee) 2010 (S.I. No. 164 of 2010)

Employment Regulation Order (Retail Grocery and Allied Trades Joint Labour Committee) 2009 (S.I. No. 374 of 2009)

Employment Regulation Order (Hotels Joint Labour Committee) 2009 (S.I. No. 359 of 2009)

Employment Regulation Order [catering Joint Labour Committee (For the Areas Known Until 1st January, 1994 As the County Borough of Dublin and the Borough of Dun Laoghaire)] 2009 (S.I. No. 224 of 2009)

Employment Regulation Order [catering Joint Labour Committee (For the Areas Other Than the Areas Known Until 1st January, 1994 As the County Borough of Dublin and the Borough of Dun Laoghaire)] 2009 (S.I. No. 217 of 2009)

Employment Regulation Order (Law Clerks Joint Labour Committee) 2009 (S.I. No. 215 of 2009)

Hairdressing Joint Labour Committee Establishment Order 2009 (S.I. No. 45 of 2009)

Hairdressing Joint Labour Committee (Abolition) Order 2009 (S.I. No. 44 of 2009)

Hairdressing (Cork County Borough) Joint Labour Committee (Abolition) Order 2009 (S.I. No. 43 of 2009)

Women’s Clothing and Millinery Joint Labour Committee (Abolition) Order 2008 (S.I. No. 333 of 2008)

Tailoring Joint Labour Committee (Abolition) Order 2008 (S.I. No. 332 of 2008)

Shirtmaking Joint Labour Committee (Abolition) Order 2008 (S.I. No. 331 of 2008)

Handkerchief and Household Piece Goods Joint Labour Committee (Abolition) Order 2008 (S.I. No. 330 of 2008)

Clothing Joint Labour Committee Establishment Order 2008 (S.I. No. 329 of 2008)

Employment Regulation Order (Hairdressing Joint Labour Committee) 2008 (S.I. No. 249 of 2008)

Employment Regulation Order (Hotels Joint Labour Committee) 2008 (S.I. No. 149 of 2008)

Employment Regulation Order (Hairdressing (for the Area Known Until 1St January, 2002 As Cork County Borough and, thereafter, Known As Cork City) Joint Labour Committee) 2008 (S.I. No. 144 of 2008)

Employment Regulation Order Catering Joint Labour Committee (for Areas Other Than the Areas Known, Until 1St January, 1994, As the County Borough of Dublin and the Borough of Dun Laoghaire) 2008 (S.I. No. 142 of 2008)

Industrial Relations Act 1990 (Code of Practice on Information and Consultation) (Declaration) Order 2008 (S.I. No. 132 of 2008)

Employment Regulation Order (Agricultural Workers Joint Labour Committee) 2008 (S.I. No. 93 of 2008)

Employment Regulation Order (Retail Grocery and Allied Trades Joint Labour Committee) 2008 (S.I. No. 5 of 2008)

Contract Cleaning (City and County of Dublin) Joint Labour Committee (Abolition) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 624 of 2007)

Contract Cleaning (Excluding the City and County of Dublin) Joint Labour Committee (Abolition) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 623 of 2007)

Employment Regulation Order (Hairdressing Joint Labour Committee) (No. 2) 2007 (S.I. No. 505 of 2007)

Employment Regulation Order (Contract Cleaning (City and County of Dublin) Joint Labour Committee) 2007 (S.I. No. 311 of 2007)

Employment Regulation Order (Contract Cleaning (excluding the City and County of Dublin) Joint Labour Committee) 2007 (S.I. No. 310 of 2007)

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