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The Haddington Road Agreement. Will moving from a voluntarism system to a binding system work and will it deliver mechanisms that will resolve issues at local level?

Tatten, Robert (2015) The Haddington Road Agreement. Will moving from a voluntarism system to a binding system work and will it deliver mechanisms that will resolve issues at local level? Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Ireland has a long history of having a voluntarism system within the public services in terms of finding resolutions to disputes. After the last recession and pressure on the incumbent government at the time by the IMF and the ECB a saving of 2 billion was required. Any dispute that existed within the public service could be prolonged as there was no binding arbitration. The agreement put in place a mechanism for binding arbitration.

A review of the impact of binding arbitration in a country that had a history of voluntarism system provided a context for the research to see whether it encourages issues and disputes to be solved at local level. The primary research entailed depth interviews with the main practitioners in drawing up the agreement.

Analysis of the findings indicates that the agreement did deliver mechanisms that will resolve issues at local level.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Industrial Relations
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government > Public Sector
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Business Administration
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2015 17:09
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2015 17:09
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/2083

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