No. 112/2014 European Organisation of Military Associations (EUROMIL) v. Ireland
The complaint registered on 4 November 2014, relates to Articles 5 (the right to organise) and 6 (the right to bargain collectively) of the Revised European Social Charter. The complainant organisation, EUROMIL, alleges that Defence Forces representative associations in Ireland do not have full trade unions rights including the right to join an unbrella organisation, in breach of the above mentioned provisions.
The European Committee of Social Rights declared the complaint admissible on 30 June 2015.
The European Committee of Social Rights adopted its decision on the merits on 12 September 2017.
In its decision on the merits, the Committee concluded :
- by 11 votes to 2, that there is a violation of Article 5 of the Charter;
- unanimously, that there is a violation of Article 6§2 of the Charter;
- by 9 votes to 4, that there is no violation of Article 6§4 of the Charter.