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Electrical Trade Show 2019

Well another successful Electrical Trade Show is now over!  We would like to thank you all most sincerely for attending our Electrical Trade Show 2019, we are delighted with the footfall and the general  buzz in the conference suite was great!  A big thank you to all who exhibited on the day (please see list below), WEEE Ireland who sponsored the tea, coffee and biscuits, Mark Keogh President of EIFI who opened the show, James Golden from Quigg Golden who done a seminar entitled “ Essential Contract for Tendering” and Safe Electric who done a seminar entitled “New wiring rules update IS10101” and also hands on demonstrations… We hope you enjoyed all that was on offer throughout the day…

A big congratulations to Electrium / Switch who won product of the show award for the Wylex AFDD (please see attachment for product information) Wylex pullup

hopefully seeing you all next year for our Electrical Trade Show 2020!

Best Wishes ,

Erika Murray


Association of Electrical Contractors (Ireland)

Woodview Centre, Main Street, Celbridge, Co. Kildare

Phone: +353 (0)1 610 2715

Fax: +353 (0)1 610 2692


Electrical SEO Information

On 1st September 2019 a new Sectorial Employment Order (S.I. No 251 – 2019) for the Electrical Contracting Sector came into force. This SEO is a statutory legally binding agreement which sets out pay rates and terms and conditions of employment for all categories of Electricians and Apprentices employed by Electrical Contractors in Ireland including all out of state contractors carrying out work in the Republic of Ireland.

Please note that one section of the SEO relating to pension, sick pay and death in service is presently under judicial review and on hold/stay awaiting the court decision. Therefore this section is not currently mandatory but could be backdated to 1st Sept 2019 if and when a judicial decision is made. While this aspect relates to new entrants to the Pension scheme, those employees already in the pension scheme should have their pension payments continued.

Please note that the above mentioned Sectorial Employment Order is the only legitimate Employment Agreement applicable to the Electrical Contracting industry in Ireland and that AECI have no other agreements whatsoever with Connect trade union or any other union. This is despite the fact that Connect Trade Union has recently informed their members otherwise.

In Conclusion AECI are fully supportive of the new SEO for our industry to ensure stability and again confirm that this SEO is the only current agreement between AECI and Connect trade union.

Chris Lundy

Executive Secretary






Electrical Estimating Course Maldron Hotel Portlaoise 5th October 2019


We are delighted to announce that we will be running an one day Estimating Course on Saturday 5th October in the Maldron Hotel Portlaoise (1 hour from Dublin City from 9am to 4.30 / 5pm approx.

This course will cost €170 per person for AECI Members or €185 for Non Members.

If you are interested in attending this course please contact me at the number below or by email, our office hours are from 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday.

As there is limited availability for this course a deposit of €50 is required on booking to secure your place. Payment can be made by card over the phone or by bank transfer.

If you require further information please do not hesitate to contact me.

 Best Regards,

Erika Murray


Association of Electrical Contractors (Ireland)

Woodview Centre, Main Street, Celbridge, Co. Kildare

Phone: +353 (0)1 610 2715

Fax: +353 (0)1 610 2692


SI No 251 of 2019 Sectoral Employment Order (Electrical Contracting Sector) 2019

SI No 251 of 2019 Sectoral Employment Order (Electrical Contracting Sector) 2019:

Statutory minimum pay, pension and sick pay entitlements for qualified electricians and registered apprentice electricians employed in the electrical contracting sector to come into operation on 1 September 2019. Please see link below for full terms and conditions.

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The annual Electrical Trade Show is taking place on Wednesday 11th September 2019 in Citywest Hotel (Kingswood Suite), Saggart, Co. Dublin from 10am to 6.30pm.

Entrance is FREE OF CHARGE so please feel free to spread the word to your colleagues and suppliers..! There will be Tea, Coffee and Biscuits sponsored by WEEE Ireland.

We will have hands on demonstrations by Safe Electric and Technical Seminars which will take place throughout the day (including IS10101 New Wiring Rules update).

Please see a list of some of our Exhibitors to date below (more to follow). Looking forward to seeing you on the day.. 


Estimating Course June 2019


Labour Court Decision

The Labour Court has made it’s decision (see link below) however AECI have been on to them seeking a more detailed explanation of the full terms and conditions.

Briefly it looks like a 2.7% increase from September 2019 across the board (electricians & apprentices)with Pension & Sick Pay included.  The Minister Pat Breen now brings this to both houses of the Oireachtas for approval before signing it into law, which could take some weeks.

Please go into the link below and we will update you with any further information.






The Labour Court has responded to our submission in respect of a Sectoral Employment Order (SEO) for the Electrical Contracting Industry (please see full letter below).

The Labour Court will hear all parties “… appearing to the Court to be interested and desiring to be heard” at a sitting as indicated below:


TIME: 11.30am


Letter from Labour Court re hearing Thursday 14th March



Dear Members,

We would like to make you aware that there is a bogus email in circulation from ‘Association of Electrical Contractors’. This email is asking for you to log in and give your email password.

Please do not open or give your log in details. This is not from AECI.

We are looking into this matter with our I.T. specialist.


New venue and places available for Seminars IS 10101

Dear Members,

Following a very successful IET Dublin event last week which saw a turnout of approx. 180 people, there are more lectures planned for the next fortnight as follows;

19th Feb, Hosted by Technical University Dublin, DIT Kevin Street, 6.30pm – 8.30pm Register at the following link;

21st Feb, Hosted by the Construction Industry Federation, Galway, The Galmont Lough Atalia Rd, Galway, 7pm – 9pm. Register at the following link

22nd Feb, Hosted by the Construction Industry Federation, Cork, Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Tivoli, Cork, 3pm – 5pm Register at the following link;

27th Feb, Hosted by IHEEM, Red Cow Hotel Dublin, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Please note the deadline for comments is 28th February 2019