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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Workers' Five Day Week.

Tuesday, 25 January 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 220 No. 1

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Mr. Mullen: Information on Michael Mullen Zoom on Michael Mullen asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce how many times since the 15th January, 1964 the Labour Court has recommended that certain classes of workers should have a five day week; the classes of workers in each case; and the number involved.

Dr. Hillery: Information on Patrick John Hillery Zoom on Patrick John Hillery As the reply is in the form of a tabular statement, I propose, with your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, to circulate it with the Official Report.

Following is the statement:

CASES in which the Labour Court recommended 5-day week between 15th January, 1964 and the 20th January, 1966.

Recommendation Number Type of Workers Number of Workers
1741 Coffin Makers in Dublin 25
1761 Clerical Stores and other Staff in Gaeltarra Éireann 80
1783 Furniture Operatives in Limerick 10
1846 Motor Mechanics in Drogheda 45
1892 Workers in a sawmill in County Clare 24
1895 Drivers, workshop employees, labourers and helpers in a Portlaoise firm 60
1898 Drivers, Welders, maintenance men, Kiln Burners, Setters, Drawers and labourers in a Slane firm 60
1903 Drivers and labourers in a Kilkenny firm 15
1905 Garage Workers in certain provincial towns 80
[54]1956 General Workers in a firm in Ardee 9
1965 Porters, packers, drivers and female cleaners in a Dublin retail shop 30

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