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Name: Industrial Relations Act, 1946 (No. 26 of 1946).
Country: Ireland
Subject(s): Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1946-08-27
Entry into force:
ISN: IRL-1946-L-98386
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Irish Statute Book, Ireland PDF of Act PDF of Act (consulted on 2015-03-06)
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Abstract/Citation: An Act to make further and better provision for promoting harmonious relations between workers and their employers and for this purpose to establish machinery for regulating rates of remuneration and conditions of employment and for the prevention and settlement of trade disputes, and to provide for certain other matters connected with the matters aforesaid.

Part I - Preliminary and General (sections 1-9)
Part II - The Labour Court (section 10-24)
Part III - Agreements Relating to Wages and Conditions of Employment (section 25-33)
Part IV - Regulation by the Court of Remuneration and Conditions of Employment of Certain Workers.
- Definitions (section 34)
- Joint Labour Committees (section 35-41)
- Industrial Relations Act, 1946 (section 42-52)
- Provisions in relation to trade boards (section 53-56)
- Determination of certain questions (section 57)
- Standard wages for areas (section 58)
Part V - Registered Joint Industrial Councils (sections 59-65)
Part VI - Trade Disputes (section 66-72)
Part VII - Transitory Provisions in Relation to Wages (Standard Rate) Orders and Bonus Orders under Emergency Powers (No. 166) Order, 1942, and Emergency Powers (No. 260) Order, 1943 (sections 73-82)
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