The ruling by Justice Simons means all three sectoral employment orders made by the last government are no longer valid. They  governed  conditions for building workers, plumbers and electricians

A law setting minimum pay and pension contributions for electricians would have forced smaller contractors to lay off workers, one company warned at (...)

Minister of State for Employment Pat Breen issued a sectoral employment order setting the rates that electrical contractors should pay employees. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennells

Electrical contractors cannot be forced to contribute to the builders’ pension scheme following the latest round of a court challenge to a Government (...)

National Electrical Contractors Ireland members must  increase electricians’ pay to between €23.49 and €24.34 an hour, depending on service, from about €18 to €21 an hour. Photograph: iStock

A Government order setting minimum pay for electrical contractors could close businesses and cost jobs, the High Court heard this week. Following a L(...)