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Workplace Relations Commission and Labour Court Opened in Lansdowne House

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Workplace Relations Commission and Labour Court Opened in Lansdowne House

Workplace Relations Commission and Labour Court Opened in Lansdowne House
November 21
17:14 2016

Minister of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell-O’Connor officially opened the new offices of the WRC and Labour Court at Lansdowne House on Monday, November 21. For the first time, this new office will enable all of the dispute resolution bodies of the state to be located under one roof. The five bodies previously responsible for resolving workplace disputes are merged into two, to provide a better service at less cost to the state, employers and employees.

Speaking at the official opening, Mitchell-O’Connor said, “This move to the new Headquarters is a significant step in the reform process taking us closer to the Government’s vision of a world-class workplace relations service as envisaged by Government and enshrined in the Workplace Relations Act 2015. Merging five previous work place relations bodies into two has been the most far-reaching legislative reform in the area of employment and industrial relations in almost 70 years.”

The activities of the Labour Relations Commission, the National Employment Rights Authority, the Equality Tribunal and the first instance functions of the Employment Appeals Tribunal and the Labour Court were merged into a new Body of Fi

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