Prof Michael Doherty nominated to chair group to review the industrial relations & collective bargaining landscape in Ireland

Professor Michael Doherty
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 15:15

Prof Michael Doherty has been nominated by Tánaiste and Employment Minister Leo Varadkar to Chair a high-level group to review the industrial relations and collective bargaining landscape in Ireland. The group will examine collective bargaining, union recognition and will seek to "examine the adequacy of the workplace relations framework" around pay and conditions.
Professor Doherty researches widely in the area of industrial relations law and policy and has written and commented extensively on collective bargaining. His recent piece with Valentina Franca ‘Solving the “Gig-saw”? Collective Rights and Platform Work’ (in the Industrial Law Journal) looked  at the issue of how collective bargaining may function in the ‘platform economy’, and the role of collective labour law actors, most notably the social partners.
Prof Doherty is Head of Maynooth University Department of Law and lectures courses to all first year law students on Introduction to Law, as well as Employment Law to LLB students.