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What's in the JLC deal?

•Affects 200,000 workers -- mainly catering, hotels, retail, grocery and contract cleaning.

Wage rates will be set, taking into account unemployment levels and wider wage trends.

•Sunday premium pay is gone -- replaced by basic entitlement to extra pay, higher wage rates, or time off in lieu.

•A single pay rate is to be agreed, along with a further two higher pay levels for workers with long service.

•Companies can claim an inability to pay the wage rates.

•JLC/ERO system to be made constitutionally safe.

Irish Independent