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#Mandate

# mandate - Wednesday 23 February, 2022

Tesco security staff given extra week to decide between severance and moving to new company
# Security Guards
# Security Guards

Tesco security staff given extra week to decide between severance and moving to new company

Feb 23rd 2022, 11:34 AM 46,329 Views 0 Comments

Earlier this month almost 100 Tesco security workers were told their jobs could be lost by the end of February.

# mandate - Wednesday 16 February, 2022

'Good job in the pandemic lads, now you're gone': Tesco security guards shocked at job losses
# Job Losses
# Job Losses

'Good job in the pandemic lads, now you're gone': Tesco security guards shocked at job losses

Updated Feb 16th 2022, 12:05 AM 103,403 Views 87 Comments
  • Almost 100 Tesco security workers face losing their jobs by the end of the month, Órla Ryan reports
  • Security guards said they were verbally abused and spat on during the pandemic and have now been made to feel "disposable"
  • "I've worked for this company since I was 16 years of age, I literally do not know anything else," one man told us

# mandate - Tuesday 4 January, 2022

'Absenteeism': Union officials hit out at use of term to describe workers out for Covid reasons
# Covid Absences
# Covid Absences

'Absenteeism': Union officials hit out at use of term to describe workers out for Covid reasons

Jan 4th 2022, 3:51 PM 24,206 Views 19 Comments

“Covid-related shortages are not the result of ‘absenteeism’, which is defined as an avoidable absence from work.”

# mandate - Sunday 26 December, 2021

'Some staff reported being spat at': Public asked to respect shop workers as sales begin
# Winter Sales
# Winter Sales

'Some staff reported being spat at': Public asked to respect shop workers as sales begin

Dec 26th 2021, 6:30 AM 26,240 Views 20 Comments

Labour shortages and abuse from customers have made the work environment more difficult this year.

# mandate - Thursday 23 December, 2021

Dunnes Stores have handed a wage increase to its workforce following a union campaign
# Pay Increase
# Pay Increase

Dunnes Stores have handed a wage increase to its workforce following a union campaign

Dec 23rd 2021, 8:52 PM 47,811 Views 54 Comments

A temporary Covid-19 10% wage increase had been issued by the company.

# mandate - Monday 6 December, 2021

Shop workers facing 'worrying' rise in verbal abuse from customers this Christmas
# Festive Spirit
# Festive Spirit

Shop workers facing 'worrying' rise in verbal abuse from customers this Christmas

Dec 6th 2021, 6:30 AM 37,047 Views 36 Comments

Mandate is calling for greater respect for retail workers on the frontline.

# mandate - Thursday 14 October, 2021

NBA star Kyrie Irving 'doing what's best for me' in declining Covid vaccine
# Mandate
From The42
# Mandate

NBA star Kyrie Irving 'doing what's best for me' in declining Covid vaccine

Oct 14th 2021, 9:13 AM 4,143 Views 9 Comments

The Nets said Irving would not play or practice with the team “until he is eligible to be a full participant.”

# mandate - Monday 16 August, 2021

Workers petition Dunnes Stores for pandemic pay increase to be made permanent
# Covid Pay
# Covid Pay

Workers petition Dunnes Stores for pandemic pay increase to be made permanent

Aug 16th 2021, 12:26 PM 29,101 Views 38 Comments

Staff received a temporary 10% pay increase in March 2020.

# mandate - Thursday 20 May, 2021

Former Debenhams workers to end their industrial action after 406 days
# Debenhams Dispute
# Debenhams Dispute

Former Debenhams workers to end their industrial action after 406 days

Updated May 20th 2021, 3:00 PM 42,142 Views 60 Comments

Former Debenhams workers voted 319 votes to 102 in favour of accepting the €3m Government plan.

# mandate - Friday 9 April, 2021

'A historical legacy': Debenhams workers continue strike one year on from store closures
# Debenhams Dispute
# Debenhams Dispute

'A historical legacy': Debenhams workers continue strike one year on from store closures

Apr 9th 2021, 8:37 AM 16,987 Views 32 Comments

The workers are still fighting for a fair redundancy package.

# mandate - Thursday 28 January, 2021

490 workers at Arcadia-owned shops in Ireland set to be made redundant
# Topshop
# Topshop

490 workers at Arcadia-owned shops in Ireland set to be made redundant

Jan 28th 2021, 10:44 PM 53,653 Views 44 Comments

Opposition TDs have said action must be taken to avoid “another Debenhams situation”.

# mandate - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

Striking Debenhams workers 'shocked' at recommendation for €3m training fund
# Labour Court
# Labour Court

Striking Debenhams workers 'shocked' at recommendation for €3m training fund

Dec 16th 2020, 7:47 AM 67,076 Views 74 Comments

Former staff with the company have been protesting since April.

# mandate - Monday 30 November, 2020

Topshop owner Arcadia on the brink of bankruptcy — union expresses 'deep concern' over hundreds of Irish jobs
# Topshop
# Topshop

Topshop owner Arcadia on the brink of bankruptcy — union expresses 'deep concern' over hundreds of Irish jobs

Nov 30th 2020, 11:30 AM 17,868 Views 10 Comments

But the company tells staff that it will reopen its Irish stores this week as planned.

# mandate - Friday 27 November, 2020

'Abuse is never part of the job': Calls for employers and consumers to respect retail workers this Christmas
# Christmas Rush
# Christmas Rush

'Abuse is never part of the job': Calls for employers and consumers to respect retail workers this Christmas

Nov 27th 2020, 11:16 AM 12,698 Views 24 Comments

Trade union Mandate said it has received numerous complaints from retail workers.

# mandate - Saturday 7 November, 2020

Joe Biden: 'The numbers tell us a clear and convincing story'
# Election 2020
# Election 2020

Joe Biden: 'The numbers tell us a clear and convincing story'

Nov 7th 2020, 4:19 AM 30,939 Views 32 Comments

The candidate said he is going to win the 2020 US presidential election.

# mandate - Friday 4 September, 2020

Mandate says Debenhams deal close after months of protests while liquidator says 'progress being made'
# Debenhams
# Debenhams

Mandate says Debenhams deal close after months of protests while liquidator says 'progress being made'

Sep 4th 2020, 3:52 PM 12,625 Views 11 Comments

Debenhams workers have been protesting for a number of months for a fair redundancy settlement.

# mandate - Thursday 16 July, 2020

It's not up to retail staff to police mask-wearing, union says
# Reopening
# Reopening

It's not up to retail staff to police mask-wearing, union says

Jul 16th 2020, 5:14 PM 20,168 Views 39 Comments

Shoppers and retail staff will be required to wear face coverings in stores as the government slows down Ireland’s phased reopening.

# mandate - Friday 15 May, 2020

'These workers deserve respect': Debenhams staff stage protests outside 11 stores across country
# Debenhams
# Debenhams

'These workers deserve respect': Debenhams staff stage protests outside 11 stores across country

May 15th 2020, 1:44 PM 13,622 Views 14 Comments

The closure of the Irish branches of Debenhams saw the loss of 2,000 jobs.

# mandate - Friday 8 November, 2019

Labour Court recommends pay increase of 2.25% for 5,000 workers at Penneys
# Pay Increase
# Pay Increase

Labour Court recommends pay increase of 2.25% for 5,000 workers at Penneys

Nov 8th 2019, 7:39 AM 25,033 Views 13 Comments

However, 2.25% falls short of the 3.4% increase that the Mandate union was seeking on behalf of its members.

# mandate - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Mandate expects up to €70k 'winnings' from Paddy Power in denial of rest break cases
# Workplace Relations Commission
# Workplace Relations Commission

Mandate expects up to €70k 'winnings' from Paddy Power in denial of rest break cases

Feb 19th 2019, 5:38 PM 24,033 Views 0 Comments

The union has lodged 78 seperate cases against the betting company.

# mandate - Friday 21 December, 2018

Tesco 'extremely disappointed' as more workers go on strike today and tomorrow
# Sligo And Leitrim
# Sligo And Leitrim

Tesco 'extremely disappointed' as more workers go on strike today and tomorrow

Dec 21st 2018, 6:00 AM 23,772 Views 29 Comments

Mandate Trade Union said employees have been left with no other option.

# mandate - Thursday 27 September, 2018

Lloyds Pharmacy has accused striking workers of 'putting the lives of patients at risk'
# Retail And Services
# Retail And Services

Lloyds Pharmacy has accused striking workers of 'putting the lives of patients at risk'

Sep 27th 2018, 4:20 PM 305 Views 0 Comments

Trade union Mandate has strongly rejected the claims.

# mandate - Sunday 2 September, 2018

Pickets set to be placed at over 30 branches of Lloyds Pharmacy tomorrow
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

Pickets set to be placed at over 30 branches of Lloyds Pharmacy tomorrow

Sep 2nd 2018, 5:29 PM 10,238 Views 11 Comments

Lloyds Pharmacy last week issued a statement outlining it had agreed on a new deal.

# mandate - Saturday 25 August, 2018

Lloyds Pharmacy workers at almost 40 stores to strike today despite company agreeing new deal
# Strike
# Strike

Lloyds Pharmacy workers at almost 40 stores to strike today despite company agreeing new deal

Aug 25th 2018, 6:30 AM 10,540 Views 31 Comments

Mandate – which says it represents 270 workers at the company – has said the new deal is “not sufficient”.

# mandate - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Tesco has been reprimanded for suspending a worker after last year’s strike
# Retail And Services
# Retail And Services

Tesco has been reprimanded for suspending a worker after last year’s strike

Aug 23rd 2018, 3:43 PM 815 Views 2 Comments

The retailer sanctioned the sales assistant for posting about the dispute on Facebook.

# mandate - Saturday 18 August, 2018

8 stores closed today as Lloyds Pharmacy workers strike continues
# Strike A Deal
# Strike A Deal

8 stores closed today as Lloyds Pharmacy workers strike continues

Updated Aug 18th 2018, 9:22 AM 21,566 Views 28 Comments

Workers are picketing as many as 40 stores around the country.

# mandate - Monday 13 August, 2018

House of Fraser says it won't accept existing gift vouchers in Dundrum store
# Dundrum Town Centre
# Dundrum Town Centre

House of Fraser says it won't accept existing gift vouchers in Dundrum store

Aug 13th 2018, 1:59 PM 54,819 Views 45 Comments

The UK retailer was sold off last week for a reported €100 million.

# mandate - Friday 10 August, 2018

Mandate trade union seeks meeting over future of House of Fraser Dundrum
# Sports Direct
# Sports Direct

Mandate trade union seeks meeting over future of House of Fraser Dundrum

Aug 10th 2018, 6:49 PM 11,763 Views 11 Comments

It emerged today that the chain was bought up by the British group Sports Direct.

# mandate - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

The row over Sinn Féin's abstentionism (and why its MPs won't be taking their seats anytime soon)
# Explainer
# Explainer

The row over Sinn Féin's abstentionism (and why its MPs won't be taking their seats anytime soon)

Jul 18th 2018, 6:15 AM 23,677 Views 94 Comments

The party sees its MPs as having a clear mandate not to take seats in Westminster.

# mandate - Friday 6 July, 2018

Six stores closed as over 240 Lloyds Pharmacy workers to take part in a strike today
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

Six stores closed as over 240 Lloyds Pharmacy workers to take part in a strike today

Jul 6th 2018, 6:10 AM 17,360 Views 13 Comments

Workers who are members of the trade union Mandate will picket stores across the country.

# mandate - Thursday 21 June, 2018

Pickets to be placed at 34 branches of Lloyds Pharmacy tomorrow
# Strike
# Strike

Pickets to be placed at 34 branches of Lloyds Pharmacy tomorrow

Jun 21st 2018, 5:32 PM 22,957 Views 22 Comments

Over 200 pharmacy workers will hold a two-hour picket between 10am and midday.

# mandate - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Lloyds Pharmacy workers have voted to go on strike next week
# Retail And Services
# Retail And Services

Lloyds Pharmacy workers have voted to go on strike next week

Jun 7th 2018, 3:26 PM 725 Views 0 Comments

The industrial action follows the retailer rejecting a recommendation to sit down with union officials.

# mandate - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Lloyds Pharmacy's refusal to negotiate with trade unionists could spark industrial action
# Retail And Services
# Retail And Services

Lloyds Pharmacy's refusal to negotiate with trade unionists could spark industrial action

May 3rd 2018, 1:08 PM 519 Views 1 Comment

The company says it deals with employees through a ‘colleague representative committee’.

# mandate - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

What does a UK election mean for Ireland? It could be good news you know...
# Fingers Crossed
# Fingers Crossed

What does a UK election mean for Ireland? It could be good news you know...

Apr 19th 2017, 12:05 AM 26,452 Views 26 Comments

… from a Brexit point of view at least. But could it bring about a border poll?

# mandate - Saturday 25 February, 2017

'It's very frustrating' - Union not happy with Tesco anti-strike ad campaign
# TESCO STRIKE
# TESCO STRIKE

'It's very frustrating' - Union not happy with Tesco anti-strike ad campaign

Feb 25th 2017, 12:01 AM 28,505 Views 94 Comments

Strike action at Tesco stores has been suspended temporarily to facilitate negotiations.

# mandate - Friday 24 February, 2017

Strikes at six Tesco stores delayed over union notice
# Strike Notice
# Strike Notice

Strikes at six Tesco stores delayed over union notice

Feb 24th 2017, 9:12 AM 16,989 Views 65 Comments

The union said it was erring on the side of caution.

# mandate - Thursday 23 February, 2017

Tesco wants union to end 'reckless' strike as number of striking workers grows to 2,000
# War Of Words
# War Of Words

Tesco wants union to end 'reckless' strike as number of striking workers grows to 2,000

Feb 23rd 2017, 8:49 AM 16,178 Views 88 Comments

The union, however, says it is not stopping after workers in Sligo town voted to join the action.

# mandate - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Tesco: 'This dispute is about our need to compete'
# Pre-96ers
# Pre-96ers

Tesco: 'This dispute is about our need to compete'

Feb 22nd 2017, 2:15 PM 32,469 Views 121 Comments

By Monday, 2,000 Tesco workers will be on the picket line, according to the trade union Mandate.

# mandate - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Four Tesco stores vote to join strike, six vote against
# TESCO STRIKE
# TESCO STRIKE

Four Tesco stores vote to join strike, six vote against

Feb 21st 2017, 11:41 AM 27,616 Views 90 Comments

From Monday, 20 stores will be subject to industrial action.

# mandate - Thursday 16 February, 2017

Mandate and Tesco agree to 'without prejudice' talks with a view to ending ongoing strike
# END IN SIGHT
# END IN SIGHT

Mandate and Tesco agree to 'without prejudice' talks with a view to ending ongoing strike

Feb 16th 2017, 6:03 PM 13,076 Views 47 Comments

The eight Tesco stores affected by the strike are set to be joined by another eight more tomorrow.

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