ENTERPRISE Minister Richard Bruton has announced the abolition of two Joint Labour Committees which determine the pay and conditions of some workers.
Mr Bruton announced yesterday he will abolish the Dublin Hotels and the Law Clerks' Joint Labour Committees (JLCs). He also said he will be narrowing the scope of agriculture, hairdressing, grocery, hotels (outside Dublin), contract cleaning and security JLCs.
Mr Bruton will also amend the administration of the two Catering JLCs and said he would consider applying the Hairdressing JLC country-wide.
He said the change was required to "improve the country's competitiveness by enhancing wage flexibility".