All JLC / REA pay agreements are now invalid after court cases in Ireland.See Here
There is a legal minimum wage in Ireland – but there were also other agreements in place that cover specific types of workers. These agreements dealt with the pay and working conditions of the employees concerned and may have been included in an employee’s contract of employment.
JLC – The agreements on pay and conditions made by Joint Labour Committees (JLCs) are known as Employment Regulation Orders (EROs). It is the JLC that agrees the rates of pay and working for the workers in the JLC’s sector of employment, for example, catering or hairdressing, security. An Employment Regulation Order made by the Labour Court makes the JLC agreement enforceable by law.
Some sample JLC Minimum Rates per Week
Hotel Worker (trained) €354.43 a week (outside Dublin and Cork)
Security Worker (first job) €10.01 an hour
Agricultural Worker experienced €9.33 per hour
Hairdresser €303.52 per week (Dublin Area) plus 10% of personal takings.
Waiter – Waitress – €363.28 weekly (Fully Trained)
Contract Cleaners €9.50 per hour
Retail Sales Assistant (experienced aged over 18) €9.59 per hour
All Employment Regulation Orders are now invalid since July 2011 and REAs are deemed uncostitutional see more