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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

AECI

 

 

 

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Electrical Estimating Course Maldron Hotel Portlaoise 5th October 2019

UPCOMING ELECTRICAL ESTIMATING COURSE 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 https://www.maldronhotelportlaoise.com/location/) 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

Administrator

Association of Electrical Contractors (Ireland)

Woodview Centre, Main Street, Celbridge, Co. Kildare

Phone: +353 (0)1 610 2715

Fax: +353 (0)1 610 2692

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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.

https://dbei.gov.ie/en/Legislation/SI-No-251-of-2019.html

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EXHIBITORS ELECTRICAL TRADE SHOW 2019

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.. 

 

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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.

https://dbei.gov.ie/en/News-And-Events/Department-News/2019/May/10052019.html

CHRIS LUNDY

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

AECI

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LABOUR COURT HEARING RE SEO 14th MARCH 2019

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:

DATE OF SITTING : THURSDAY 14th MARCH 2019

TIME: 11.30am

VENUE: THE LABOUR COURT, LANSDOWNE HOUSE, LANSDOWNE ROAD, BALLSBRIDGE, DUBLIN 4.

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.

 AECI_and_ECA_application_and_appendices

Connect_application_and_appendix

 

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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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SAFE PASS COURSES

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.