During the last few weeks the Department Labour has posted some interesting facts on its website regarding various bodies and organisations concerning employers and employees.   Included are the number of federations of employers, bargaining councils, federations of trade unions and trade unions.

According to the Department of Labour there are the following registered bodies:

Bargaining and statutory councils

  • Private sector bargaining councils – 39
  • Local government and government bargaining councils – 6
  • Statutory councils – 3

Employer organisations

  • Employers’ organisations – 160
  • Federations of employers’ organisations – 9

Employee organisations

  • Trade unions – 184
  • Trade union federations – 22.