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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.

Case Document no. 1, Complaint registered on 4 November  2014

Case Document no. 2, Observations by the Government on admissibility

Case Document no. 3, Response from EUROMIL to the Government's Observations on admissibility

 Case Document no. 4, Submissions from the Government on the merits

 Case Document no. 5, Response from EUROMIL to the Government's submissions on the merits

 Case Document no. 6, Further response from the Government

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.

 Decision on admissibility of Complaint No. 112/2014

 Decision on the merits of Complaint No. 112/2014