First post here for 2010 points to the last article I had in the Sunday Business Post in 2009. It was a feature on a recent proposal by the Labour Relations Commission to introduce a new formally binding voluntary arbitration procedure to better and faster resolve industrial relations disputes in Ireland.
‘‘In the current changed business environment, in both public and private sectors, we cannot hang around now for forever circling negotiations in ever increasing fora,” the LRC’s chief executive Kieran Mulvey said. ‘‘I would suggest that, where the partners agree that they have been negotiating for a long time, and are evidently not going to get an agreement, there could be an option of an arbitration that they would both have to accept. It would fast-track what has been a long series of negotiations to a successful conclusion.”
The feature included generally favourable comments on the proposal from Ibec director Brendan McGinty, Liam Berney, industrial officer at ICTU and Melanie Crowley, partner at Mason Hayes & Curran Solicitors. You can read it on the Sunday Business Post website by clicking here.