Written Answers. - Labour Legislation.

Thursday, 5 March 1992

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 416 No. 8

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  140.  Mrs. T. Ahearn  Information on Theresa Ahearn  Zoom on Theresa Ahearn   asked the Minister for Labour  Information on Brian Cowen  Zoom on Brian Cowen   if he will provide, (a) the titles of all labour legislation introduced to date, (b) any legislation currently being drafted, (c) his Department's plans for future legislation; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Minister for Labour (Mr. Cowen): Information on Brian Cowen  Zoom on Brian Cowen  In regard to (a), the titles of primary legislation administered by my Department are:

Industrial Relations Acts, 1946 to 1990,

Trade Union Acts, 1871 to 1982,

Worker Participation [State Enterprises] Acts, 1977 to 1991,

Boiler Explosion Acts, 1882 and 1890,

Office Premises Act, 1958,

Safety in Industry Acts, 1955 and 1980,

Mines and Quarries Acts, 1965,

[1823] Dangerous Substances Acts, 1972 and 1979,

Safety, Health and Welfare [Offshore Installations] Act, 1987,

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 1989,

Conditions of Employment Acts 1936 and 1944,

Holidays [Employees] Acts, 1973 and 1991,

Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts, 1973 to 1991,

Redundancy Payments Acts, 1967 to 1991,

Night Work [Bakeries] Acts, 1936 and 1981,

Shops [Conditions of Employment] Acts, 1938 and 1942,

Protection of Young Persons [Employment] Act, 1977,

Protection of Employment Act, 1977,

Unfair Dismissals Acts, 1977 and 1991,

Maternity Protection of Employees Acts, 1981 and 1991,

Protection of Employees [Employers' Insolvency] Acts, 1984 to 1991,

Worker Protection (Regular Part-Time Employees) Act, 1991,

Payment of Wages Act, 1991,

Anti-Discrimination [Pay] Act, 1974,

Employment Equality Act, 1977,

Industrial Training Act, 1967,

Employment Agency Act, 1971,

Youth Employment Agency Act, 1981,

Labour Services Act, 1987.

In regard to (b) the proposed legislation currently being drafted by my Department is:

Bill to amend the Unfair Dismissals Act, 1977, a Bill which proposes to create an entitlement to leave from employment for adoptive mothers.

In regard to (c), reviews being carried out by my Department which may lead to legislative proposals in the following areas are:

Amendment of current equality legislation,

Employment Agency Act, 1971,

Protection of Employment Act, 1977.

[1824] Conditions of Employment Acts, 1936 and 1944,

Night Work (Bakeries) Acts, 1936 and 1981,

Shops (Conditions of Employment) Acts, 1938 and 1942,

Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Act, 1973, (arising from an EC Directive on Contract of Employment Relationship),

Employment Status of Agency Workers, and, Holidays (Employees) Act, 1973.


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