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#Mandate

# mandate - This year 2022

Poll: Should the minimum wage be increased to €14 per hour?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the minimum wage be increased to €14 per hour?

Sep 2nd 2022, 9:22 AM 49,359 Views 72 Comments

Mandate Trade Union has called for the minimum wage to be increased in Budget 2023.

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 46,568 Views 0 Comments

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

'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 103,760 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
'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 24,272 Views 19 Comments

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

# mandate - Last year 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 26,268 Views 20 Comments

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

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 47,930 Views 54 Comments

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

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 37,138 Views 35 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 14th 2021, 9:13 AM 4,168 Views 9 Comments

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

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 29,150 Views 38 Comments

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

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 42,210 Views 60 Comments

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

'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 17,136 Views 32 Comments

The workers are still fighting for a fair redundancy package.

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 53,708 Views 44 Comments

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

# mandate - All time

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 67,129 Views 74 Comments

Former staff with the company have been protesting since April.

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 17,878 Views 10 Comments

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

'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 12,721 Views 24 Comments

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

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 30,969 Views 32 Comments

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

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 12,648 Views 11 Comments

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

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 20,179 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.

'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 13,714 Views 14 Comments

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

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 25,064 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 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 24,050 Views 0 Comments

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

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 23,788 Views 29 Comments

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

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 309 Views 0 Comments

Trade union Mandate has strongly rejected the claims.

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 10,255 Views 11 Comments

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

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 10,551 Views 31 Comments

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

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 830 Views 2 Comments

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

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 21,577 Views 28 Comments

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

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 54,833 Views 45 Comments

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

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 11,774 Views 11 Comments

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

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 23,704 Views 94 Comments

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

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 17,377 Views 13 Comments

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

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 22,979 Views 22 Comments

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

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 729 Views 0 Comments

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

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 523 Views 1 Comment

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

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 26,471 Views 26 Comments

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

'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 28,546 Views 94 Comments

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

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 17,029 Views 65 Comments

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

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 16,214 Views 88 Comments

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

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 32,509 Views 123 Comments

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

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 27,648 Views 90 Comments

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

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