Coat of arms of Employment relations act 2000 pdf Zealand. It remained in force for 80 years from 1894 to 1973. The ICAA and IRA gave the most power to a government agency to force employers and employees to reach an agreement. The ECA gave the most freedom to employers and employees to reach agreement without government intervention.
The LRA, the ERA 2000 and the ERAA 2004 lie in the middle of this spectrum. Each Act established a court or institution to settle industrial disputes. The ICAA had the Court of Arbitration. The IRA had the Industrial Court and the Industrial Commission which was replaced in 1977 by Arbitration Court. The LRA had the Labour Court and the Arbitration Commission. The ECA had the Employment Court and the Employment Tribunal. Section 187 of the ERA gives the Employment Court jurisdiction over all matters relating to employment disputes.