THE MINISTER FOR Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton has given a progress report on plans to restructure the State’s five employment bodies.
Following two public consultations, he announced this morning that the Workplace Relations Service will replace the Labour Relations Commission, the National Employment Rights Authority, the Equality Tribunal and some functions of the Employment Appeals Tribunal(EAT). The appeals body will constitute the Labour Court incorporating the appeals functions of the EAT. A single website www.workplacerelations.ie now represents all bodies.
A detailed reform plan will be submitted to the Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, for its consideration and discussion next week, and the changes are expected to be in place by the end of the year.
Since announcing one year ago his intention to reform the State’s five industrial bodies, Minister Bruton said that:
Complaints are now acknowledged on average, within 5 days of receipt, down from eight months in the past.
A single complaint form replaces 30 forms previously in use.
There are no backlogs for Rights Commissioner hearings. In 2010, the backlog was 142 days.
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