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.. 


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


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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 info@labourcourt.ie.

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 https://www.workplacerelations.ie/en/WR_Bodies/Labour_Court/Notices/Notice_of_Intention_to_Conduct_an_Examination_into_Terms_and_Conditions_in_the_Electrical_Contracting_Industry_pursuant_to_section_15_of_the_Industrial_Relations_Amendment_Act_2015.html


Please note that it is the Court’s intention to publish all written submissions received on its website at www.workplacerelations.ie  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 info@aeci.ie or 016102715 between 9am and 1pm Monday to Friday.

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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: info@aeci.ie

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We would like to thank all of the exhibitors and visitors to our annual Electrical Trade Show 2018 it was a great success for all involved.

We would like to thank Pierce Martin The General Manager of Safe Electric for opening the Electrical Trade Show and our AECI President Mr Colm Walsh for all his hard work with helping to organize the Electrical Trade Show 2018.

During the day we hosted the “Product of the Show Award” which was kindly sponsored by Johnson Controls. The winner on the day was EI Electronics for their 3000 series Full Circle Protection Multisensor which provides smartline wireless interconnection fire and gas detection coverage from one series.  Please do not hesitate to contact EI Electronics at www.eielectronics.ie sales@eielectronics.ie  061 471277 regarding this product. We would also like to thank Árachas / Aviva for sponsoring the golf tournament which took place on Wednesday 5th September, the winner was Pat King from King & Moffett.

We had a great turn out for Safe Electric’s hand on demonstrations and for the information seminars throughout the day.

We are looking forward to seeing you all once again at our 2019 Electrical Trade Show.

The AECI Team.

Golf Sponsored by Arachas / Aviva
Winner Pat King
Left to Right: Pat King – King & Moffatt, Colm Walsh – AECI President, John Norton – Arachas / Aviva

Product of the Show Award 2018
Sponsored by Johnson Controls
Winner – EI Electronics Left to Right Colm Walsh AECI President – Derek McNally Johnson Controls – Sean Meally EI Electronics – Chris Lundy Executive Secretary AECI