Recent pay claims before the Labour Court
21/09/2017 - As the Irish economy continues to recover, trade unions have been looking for wage increases for their members, in the absence of any nationally agreed collective wage bargaining. A number of these claims have come before the Labour Court.
Economic context for wage negotiations - May 2017
22/05/2017 - Ibec's Economic Context for Wage Negotiations - A Guide for HR Managers has been updated to relect the latest economic indicators. It will be of interest to companies preparing budgets or embarking on wage negotiations.
Latest Ibec research on pension schemes
15/05/2017 - The Ibec survey on conditions of employment was undertaken in September 2016. A total of 373 companies responded to the survey. The total employed by these companies is 67,224 employees. This report provides a statistical report of pension schemes in the companies surveyed. Over eight out of ten companies (82%) have a pension scheme in operation. Of those with a pension scheme in operation, 223 (73%) have a defined contribution scheme and 40 (13%) have a defined benefit scheme in place.
Latest research on employees rostered to work on a Sunday
30/03/2017 - This Ibec survey on Sunday working was carried out in 2016. Of the total of 373 respondents, just over a third (34%) indicated that they have employees rostered to work on Sundays. Of these, 126 provided details of whether Sunday was a part of their normal roster.
Ibec Training and Education report 2016
08/03/2017 - The Ibec survey on conditions of employment was undertaken in September 2016. A total of 373 companies responded to the survey. The total employed by these companies is 67,224 employees.
Latest Ibec research on additional employee benefits
07/03/2017 - Latest Ibec research on additional employee benefits
Latest research on allowances and bonuses
07/03/2017 - In 2016, the Ibec research team compiled a comprehensive report on employee allowances and bonuses.
National Minimum Wage Act 2000 guideline
09/01/2017 - This guideline is outlines the sections under the National Minimum Wage Act 2000.
Economic context for wage negotiations
15/12/2016 - Ibec has published its Q4 Quarterly Economic Outlook. Ibec’s Economic Context for Wage Negotiations – A guide for HR managers has been updated to reflect these latest economic forecasts and will be of interest to companies preparing budgets or embarking on wage negotiations in the new year.
Latest Ibec research on medical health insurance and income continuance schemes
12/12/2016 - Latest Ibec research on medical health insurance schemes and income continuance schemes
Increase in pay claims before the Labour Court reflects improving economy
28/11/2016 - Due to the ongoing improvement in the Irish economy, a number of disputes involving claims by trade unions for increases in pay have come before the Labour Court. Many of these claims are in the form of pay restoration. The Labour Court annual report 2015 has stated that recent pay claims have tended to be in the order of 2% to 2.5% for a 12 month period where the Court believed the increase in pay was justified and sustainable. Ibec pay trend survey findings published in October of this year indicated that pay awards in 2016 remained relatively modest, with a median increase of 2.2% recorded in respondent companies.
Shift Report 2016
03/08/2016 - Data was collected in May 2015 from 399 senior HR contacts in Ibec member organisations.
Payment of wages guideline
09/06/2016 - This Guideline is designed to provide employers and managers with a reference document dealing with the Payment of Wages Act 1991.
Latest Ibec research on call-out and stand-by arrangements
06/01/2014 - Access latest Ibec research carried out in 2016 on call-out and standby
Latest Ibec research on overtime premia and bonus payments
06/01/2014 - Latest Ibec research on overtime premia and bonus
PRSA's - Brief guide to the Pensions (Amendment) Act 2002
06/05/2002 - The main aim of the Pensions (Amendment) Act 2002 is to increase pension coverage and to make it easier for the individual to gain access to a pension arrangement which can be tailored to meet changes of employment and period of unemployment for whatever reason. This brief guide outlines how employers will be affected by the new pensions act, the PRSA pensions framework and the rights and obligations required.