A COMPREHENSIVE OVERVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY IRISH INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, REFLECTING CHANGED ECONOMIC, LEGISLATIVE, SOCIAL AND POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS.
- Addresses all the main contextual issues and theoretical perspectives, combined with information on the institutional framework to allow the formation of an informed view of the subject.
- Presents a historical context allowing for an appreciation of factors leading to the development of industrial relations processes, law and practice.
- Includes comparative material, which gives an international context to the contemporary Irish industrial relations system.
- Presents a balanced and comprehensive treatment of contentious topics.
- Uses case studies to provide real-world context and engage critical debate.
- Gives an overview of Irish employment and industrial relations law, including changes brought about by the Workplace Relations Act 2015 and the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Acts 2015 and 2019.
- Provides guidance on key employment relations skills, including negotiating and handling discipline and grievances.
- Reviews contemporary developments in the management of industrial relations, employee involvement and partnership.
- Highlights the role of collective bargaining in Irish economic and social life, with an up-to-date evaluation of the Irish state’s adaptation to the 2008 financial crisis through a combination of legal action and Public Sector Stability Agreements.
Joseph Wallace is Emeritus Senior Lecturer in Industrial Relations at the University of Limerick and a former Head of Department. He has taught at Michigan State University and held Erskine Fellowships at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He consults regularly on industrial relations issues.
Patrick (Paddy) Gunnigle is Emeritus Professor of Business Studies at the University of Limerick. A former Fulbright Scholar and Marie Curie Exchange Scholar, he has authored, co-authored or edited twenty books and numerous refereed journal papers and book chapters.
Michelle O’Sullivan is Senior Lecturer in Industrial Relations at the University of Limerick. She has conducted policy-based research and published widely on precarious work. She is a board member of the Workplace Relations Commission and of Think-tank for Action on Social Change (TASC).
CHAPTER 1 INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS: A CONTEXTUAL AND THEORETICAL OVERVIEW
CHAPTER 2 COLLECTIVE LABOUR LAW IN A HISTORICAL,
CHAPTER 3 TRADE UNIONS
CHAPTER 4 EMPLOYER ORGANISATIONS
CHAPTER 5 DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND WAGE-SETTING INSTITUTIONS
CHAPTER 6 INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYMENT LAW
CHAPTER 7 COLLECTIVE AND INDIVIDUAL WORKPLACE PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 8 THE MANAGEMENT OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
CHAPTER 9 THE NATURE OF INDUSTRIAL CONFLICT
CHAPTER 10 STRIKES AND LOCKOUTS AS FORMS OF ORGANISED CONFLICT
CHAPTER 11 NEGOTIATIONS
CHAPTER 12 EMPLOYEE PARTICIPATION, EMPLOYEE INVOLVEMENT AND WORKPLACE PARTNERSHIP
CHAPTER 13 COLLECTIVE BARGAINING IN IRELAND