Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Act 1973
F2 [ Application of Act to civil servants.
1A. — (1) For the purposes of this Act, a reference to an ‘ employee ’ shall be construed as including a civil servant who holds office in the Civil Service of the Government or in the Civil Service of the State.
(2) Subject to subsection (4), for the purposes of this Act, as respects a civil servant, a reference in this Act to an ‘ employer ’ shall be construed as including the State, a Minister of the Government, a Department or a Scheduled Office in which the civil servant concerned holds office.
(3) As respects a civil servant, for the purposes of this Act, ‘ contract of employment ’ means such arrangements as are made by the Minister for Finance under section 17 of the Civil Service Regulation Act 1956 , together with such further terms and conditions of service which apply to the civil servant concerned, made in respect of a particular Department or Scheduled Office which extend or alter the arrangements under the said section 17.
(4) Nothing in this section shall be construed as affecting the status of a civil servant as an officer.
(5) For the purposes of this section and the First Schedule —
( a ) ‘ Department ’ includes such bodies or organisations (whether established by or under statute, or otherwise) other than a Scheduled Office, for which the Minister having charge of the Department concerned is responsible, and
( b ) ‘ Scheduled Office ’ includes such bodies or organisations (whether established by or under statute or otherwise) for which the Minister of the Government having charge of the Scheduled Office is responsible. ]