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Dáil Éireann debate -
Thursday, 13 Jun 1946

Vol. 101 No. 13

Industrial Relations Bill, 1946—First Stage.

Leave granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to make further and better provision for promoting harmonious relations between workers and their employers and for this purpose to establish machinery for regulating rates of remuneration and conditions of employment and for the prevention and settlement of trade disputes and to provide for certain other matters connected with the matters aforesaid. —Minister for Industry and Commerce.
Second Stage ordered for Tuesday, 18th June, 1946.

Does that mean that the Bill will be posted on Saturday and that we will get it on Monday morning?

I am hoping that Deputies will get it on Saturday.

Could we not have it on Friday, before the House adjourns?

I do not think the printing of the Bill and explanatory memoranda will be completed in time for that.

Will the Minister say whether in this Bill he will recognise the principle of holidays with pay for all workers?

There can be no discussion on this Stage.

The Bill has nothing to do with conditions of employment.

Will we have the Bill in time to put in an amendment on that matter?

The Bill is not related to conditions of employment.

It says here "to establish machinery for regulating rates of remuneration and conditions of employment."

The Deputy had better wait until he sees the Bill.

Holidays for workers would come under that heading.

It is understood we are taking it on Tuesday only by agreement?

Yes, so the Minister says.