Dáil Éireann - Volume 579 - 11 February, 2004
Written Answers - Industrial Relations.
Mr. M. Higgins Mr. M. Higgins
178. Mr. M. Higgins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the situation following on from Parliamentary Question No. 46 of 22 March 2001, pertaining to a person (details supplied) regarding the protective measures put in place for Irish citizens to pursue grievances related to their employment in Irish embassies. [4213/04]
Mr. Cowen Mr. Cowen
Mr. Cowen:The Department of Foreign Affairs is committed to giving effect to the Labour Court's recommendation, No. LCR 16709 of 29 January 2001, regarding the establishment of a process by which members of the locally recruited staff at Irish diplomatic and consular missions may  pursue grievances relating to their employment. Draft grievance and disciplinary procedures are at an advanced stage of preparation. It is intended to submit these to the Labour Relations Commission in the near future, for observations and advice. Thereafter, the approval of the Department of Finance will be required before the new procedures are introduced, which it is hoped will be well before the end of the year.
Dáil Éireann 579 Written Answers Industrial Relations.