Memorandum from the Northern Ireland Committee,
Irish Congress of Trade Unions
OPERATION OF THE FAIR EMPLOYMENT (NI) ACT
198910 YEARS ON
Further to your correspondence of 31 July inviting
comment on the above review, please find enclosed the following
submissions made by the Northern Ireland Committee ICTU in recent
1st submission to SACHR on the Employment
2nd submission to SACHR on the Employment
Submission on the Review of the Industrial
Tribunals and Fair Employment Tribunal.
Response to the White PaperPartnership
for Equalitycurrently being dealt with under the Northern
These reflect in general terms the NIC's views
on this area.
However one point of concern can be highlighted
by the failure of employers in the private sector to consult with
trade unions when reviewing their employment practices and procedures.
We can obtain little evidence that employers are doing so and
we believe it would be beneficial if a requirement were to be
placed on employers to consult with recognised trade unions when
undertaking these reviews.
21 September 1998
1 Not printed, See p. vii. Back