The court order setting aside a sectoral employment order governing pay and conditions for electrical contractors is ‘effective immediately’

A law governing minimum rates of pay in construction will stay in place pending a State challenge to a High Court ruling that declared it unconstituti(...)

The ruling by Justice Simons means all three sectoral employment orders made by the last government are no longer valid.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 this week succeeded in getting in the High Court to stay part of a sectoral employment order for their industry. Photograph: iStock

Electricians could potentially spark a constitutional crisis of sorts in the building industry with their challenge to the latest sectoral employment (...)

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(...)