Are you looking for information in your field or thinking of a career move into a new sector? We are very pleased to announce that the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) will be exhibiting at Jobs Expo Galway on 24th February at the Galmont Hotel & Spa (formerly the Radisson Blu).
Workplace Relations is an independent, statutory body. On 1st October 2015 WRC were set up under the Workplace Relations Act 2015 (No. 16 of 2015). Their purpose is to educate and provide helpful information on industrial relations as well as rights and obligations under Irish employment and equality legislation.
WRC assumes the roles and functions previously carried out by:
- The National Employment Rights Authority
- Equality Tribunal
- Labour Relations Commission
- Rights Commissioners Service
- The Complaints and Referrals functions of the Employment Appeals Tribunal
Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) responsibilities
First and foremost, WRC is an advocate for the refinement and perpetuation of excellent workplace relations. The organisation also supports and encourages compliance with relevant enactments.
Additionally, the commission offers guidance in relation to compliance with codes of practice approved under Section 20 of the Workplace Relations Act 2015.
They also carry out reviews and follow up on workplace relations improvements. Furthermore, they conduct or commission research into matters pertaining to workplace relations.
The research results found by WRC,in addition to advice and information, are shared with joint labour committees and joint industrial councils. Furthermore, they advise and appraise the Minister in relation to the application of, and compliance with, relevant enactments. They also provide information to members of the public in relation to employment.
Workplace Relations principal services include the inspection of employment rights compliance, the provision of information, the processing of employment agency and protection of young persons (employment) licences as well as the provision of mediation, conciliation, facilitation and advisory services.
The Commission has a board composed of a chairperson and eight regular members appointed by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.
- Adjudication Services
- Advisory Services
- Compliance and Inspection Services
- Conciliation Services
- Enforcement Services
- Information and Customer Services
- Labour Court
- Mediation Services