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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



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Proposed SEO for Electrical Contracting Industry

Following receipt of a request pursuant to Section 14 of the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015, and having had regard to the provisions of Section 15 (2) and (3) of the said Act of 2015, the Labour Court hereby gives notice of its intention to conduct an examination of the terms and conditions relating to remuneration and any sick pay scheme or pension scheme applying to workers in the Electrical Contracting sector.

This could result in a recommendation from the Court for the making by the Minister of a Sectoral Employment Order under Section 17 of the said Act of 2015. Such an Order could provide for legally enforceable minimum terms and conditions of employment in the sector.

Any person wishing to make representations in the form of a written submission in relation to the examination should do so by 5.00p.m. on or before 6 February 2019. Any such representations should be sent by post to The Secretary, The Labour Court, Lansdowne House, Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4, or by E-mail to

Representations received after that date shall not be considered.

The Court, following receipt of submissions, may decide to convene a hearing of parties appearing to the Court to be interested and desiring to be heard.

The Section 14 request is available on the following link


Please note that it is the Court’s intention to publish all written submissions received on its website at  and parties making submissions should ensure that all material submitted complies with all relevant regulatory legislation including Data Protection Legislation.




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Happy Christmas and New Year



AECI President Colm Walsh, Council Members & All The AECI Staff would like to wish you, your family and your staff a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

We would like to thank you most sincerely for supporting the Electrical Contracting Industry in 2018 and looking forward for your support in the future.


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We are now hosting Safe Pass Courses every Wednesday and Saturday in Blanchardstown, Dublin 15. The cost of this course is €105 for AECI Members or €115 for Non AECI Members. If you are interested in attending please contact our office at or 016102715 between 9am and 1pm Monday to Friday.



We now have the following online and day courses available with discounted rates for our AECI Members.

If you are interested in taking any of these courses please contact our office at 016102715 or email

MEWP – Certificate € 180.00 FOR MEMBERS / €190 NON MEMBERS      MEWP IPAF € 290.00 FOR MEMBERS / €300 FOR NON MEMBERS (both 1 day course)

Managing Safety in Construction 5 day course €650.00 FOR MEMBERS / €660 FOR NON MEMBERS  

Managing Safety IOSH 3 day course € 550 FOR MEMBERS / €560 FOR NON MEMBERS

GDPR Awareness – Online €30 FOR MEMBERS / €35 FOR NON MEMBERS

Asbestos Awareness – Online €25 FOR MEMBERS / €30 FOR NON MEMBERS

Working at Heights – Online €45 FOR MEMBERS / €50 FOR NON MEMBERS

Ladder Safety – Online €45 FOR MEMBERS / €50 FOR NON MEMBERS

Manual Handling – Online with Practical Assessment €65 FOR MEMBERS  / €70 FOR NON MEMBERS

Abrasive Wheel – Online with Practical Assessment €75 FOR MEMBERS / €80 FOR NON MEMBERS

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For your information our next  Safe Pass Course is being held on Thursday 29th November 2018 in the West County Hotel, Chapelizod, Dublin, D20 YK13. We have limited availability  for this course.

The course starts at 7.45am sharp & finishes 5pm approximately.  Candidates attending safe pass must have an Irish PPS Number and good knowledge of the English language.

Candidates will need to bring along their PPS number, photo ID and a passport photo also.

 The cost of this course to AECI Members is €100.00 per person OR €110.00 for Non Members (this includes your Safe Pass Card).

If you are interested in attending this safe pass course please email or phone us at the number below.

Payment to be made with booking by credit card over the phone or alternatively by bank transfer (please contact us for bank details).

Places are limited, contact us today to secure your place (office hours are 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday).

Phone: 016102715 email: