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Industrial relations

The purpose of the Industrial Relations Act, 1990 was to reform the framework used to promote harmonious industrial relations between employers and workers in Ireland.

It aims to provide a structure for industrial action by setting out rules for picketing, ballots and injunctions which can prevent industrial action from taking place.

A Code of Practice on Victimisation exists which aims to prevent the victimisation of employees due to their membership or non-membership of a trade union and other related activity. It also covers the procedure for investigations into trade disputes by the Labour Court