Unions win working time case

Ireland
The three unions that organise in the residential care sector - IMPACT, SIPTU and Unite - have won a significant victory in the Labour Court. In a recent ruling the Court recommended that all sleepover time should, in line with legislation, be recognised as working time and so paid at least the minimum wage hourly rate. This means an increase from €3.27 to €8.65 for some workers. The unions will now follow this up to ensure employers apply the ruling. [Read more at > IMPACT->http://www.impact.ie/14/09/18/Unions-say-Labour-Court-recommendation-a-major-breakthrough-for-residential-care-staff-.htm]

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