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The Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act, 2012

07 August 2012

The Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act, 2012 sets stricter conditions for the establishment and variation of Employment Regulation Orders (EROs) and Registered Employment Agreements (REAs). Both EROs and REAs set out legally binding minimum pay and conditions for workers in different sectors of the economy and encompass all workers in these sectors. An ERO is set by a Joint Labour Council (JLC) made up of representatives of workers and employers, while an REA is an agreement by workers and employers which is registered at the Labour Court. Both ERO’s and REA’s are vetted by the Labour Court and ultimately the Minister, before being legally enforceable.
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