Wednesday, 18 May 2022
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
43. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment further to Parliamentary Question No. 162 of 25 January 2022, when legislation will be forthcoming to give the Workplace Relations Commission jurisdiction to hear complaints of breaches of the Working Time at Sea Directive; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25100/22]
My officials have agreed with the officials of the Department of Transport to propose an amendment to the Workplace Relations Act 2015 that will grant the WRC the jurisdiction to hear complaints of breaches of the Working Time at Sea Directive. As this is a matter that exceeds the minimum measures contained in the Directive, primary legislation is required.
The amendment will be brought before the Houses of Oireachtas for their consideration once a suitable legislative vehicle for this purpose is identified.