Episode 10: Rights at Work: Pay Trends in Ireland and Collective Bargaining

Jul 29, 2019, 03:41 PM

Rights at Work: Pay Trends in Ireland and Collective Bargaining 
In this episode of the Office Block, we look at current pay trends in Ireland. What is happening in wages and salaries?  What is the role of trade unions in setting pay in Ireland. We drafted in Professor Bill Roche of UCD to look at the detail.
Collective bargaining is the process where unions agree pay, terms and conditions with employers which apply across society. It leads to better outcomes for workers, and more equal societies. 
Why does collective bargaining matter? How does it work in practice? Why is collective bargaining under strain in Europe? To answer these questions and more, we asked Dr Valentina Paolucci of UCD.
We also look at collective bargaining in Ireland, and what can be done to advance rights and representation in the workplace.
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