asked the Minister for Labour if, in respect of appeals under the Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Act, 1973, he will state (a) the total number of appeals (b) the number of appeals affecting employers who were insolvent and the number of workers involved and (c) the number of appeals which were dismissed under Rule 5 of the First Schedule to the Act.
Written Answers. - Employment Act Appeals.
(a) a total of 607 individual cases of employees who complained that they had not received the minimum notice to which they were entitled under the Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Act, 1973, was referred to the tribunal; (b) the employer's ability to pay is not considered and no evidence is taken on this point. Consequently there are no statistics available regarding the solvency or otherwise of the employers involved; (c) nine of the cases referred to the tribunal were dismissed under clause 5 of the First Schedule of the Act.
The figures quoted are in respect of the period from 1st September, 1973, when the Act came into force, to 1st November, 1974.