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Matzak case update

At the time of writing, some of the test cases have now taken place, and there are naturally a lot of questions being asked. Hopefully this article will explain a little bit more about it all, and whe...

Strength in Numbers…

The Fire Brigade Union in the UK recently attended a Supreme court hearing on pensions to which they deservedly won. The hearing came after an appeal by the government following the FBU winning an app...

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What is working time? The interpretation of the European Court of Justice

“The impacts of the Matzak judgment on ‘home-based on-call time’ on employment and working conditions” CESI will follow up on this event and this topic which will continue to be at the cen...

European Court of Justice

Working Time Act: NRFA First Case

The questions that are residing on most minds at present are generally all about the if’s, buts and whens of the Working Time Act. In the later part of 2018, we held a meeting in the Skylon hote...

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€7,500 award for worker who dealt with emails out of hours

A number of members having been asking for a better understanding of the Working Time Act and also about the case of a Kepak worker who received €7500 for having to work outside of working hours. Here...

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Firefighter left waiting as local authority fails to attend WRC hearing

A Firefighter, who shall remain nameless, was left waiting after his local authority failed to be represented at a recent hearing in the WRC, Dublin. A case was taken against the local authority/ fire...