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#Mandate

# 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 41,940 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 16,357 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 53,574 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 66,916 Views 73 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 17,857 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 12,529 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 30,891 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 12,609 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 20,109 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 13,562 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 24,990 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 24,010 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 23,745 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 291 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 10,221 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 10,511 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 798 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 21,553 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 54,801 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 11,755 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 23,606 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 17,301 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 22,895 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 720 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 509 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 26,437 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 28,459 Views 95 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 16,981 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 16,162 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 32,430 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 27,602 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 13,059 Views 47 Comments

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

# mandate - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

'We'll be here as long as it takes': Striking Tesco workers say they're in it for the long haul
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

'We'll be here as long as it takes': Striking Tesco workers say they're in it for the long haul

Feb 14th 2017, 3:30 PM 19,748 Views 74 Comments

Strike action began today at eight stores and unions say more will follow.

What on earth is Project Black? And why are Irish unions so worried about it?
# Black And Blue
# Black And Blue

What on earth is Project Black? And why are Irish unions so worried about it?

Feb 14th 2017, 12:01 AM 51,108 Views 97 Comments

Ahead of today’s projected strike in eight stores, Tesco’s controversial Project Black has the unions’ hackles up.

# mandate - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Tesco and union still split as Valentine's Day strike looms large
# Valentine's Strike
# Valentine's Strike

Tesco and union still split as Valentine's Day strike looms large

Feb 12th 2017, 9:07 PM 18,804 Views 35 Comments

Nine Tesco stores are set to go on strike on Tuesday 14 February.

# mandate - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Tesco is 'shocked' at unions suggesting that members 'shop with their conscience'
# Shock And Awe
# Shock And Awe

Tesco is 'shocked' at unions suggesting that members 'shop with their conscience'

Feb 9th 2017, 7:57 PM 28,258 Views 68 Comments

‘Indefinite’ industrial action is due to begin at some Tesco stores from Tuesday 14 February.

# mandate - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Tesco workers at nine stores to strike 'indefinitely' from Valentine's Day
# Pay Dispute
# Pay Dispute

Tesco workers at nine stores to strike 'indefinitely' from Valentine's Day

Feb 7th 2017, 12:49 PM 38,289 Views 77 Comments

Up to 15 stores could be affected by the strike action next week, with more ballots due tonight.

# mandate - Monday 6 February, 2017

Tesco 'disappointed' at 'inaccurate' claims by TD that 1,200 jobs are on the line
# Conflicting Reports
# Conflicting Reports

Tesco 'disappointed' at 'inaccurate' claims by TD that 1,200 jobs are on the line

Feb 6th 2017, 6:10 AM 18,297 Views 26 Comments

The retail giant has rejected claims by Dublin TD Joan Collins concerning potential industrial action in stores in no uncertain terms.

# mandate - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

PTSB employees vote overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action
# Unite
# Unite

PTSB employees vote overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action

Dec 13th 2016, 7:32 PM 13,030 Views 52 Comments

Unite trade union members at the bank have rejected a Labour Court pay recommendation.

# mandate - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Dunnes Stores workers secure a 3% pay rise
# Dunnes And Dusted
# Dunnes And Dusted

Dunnes Stores workers secure a 3% pay rise

Oct 20th 2016, 9:22 PM 13,398 Views 27 Comments

Trade union Mandate said almost 10,000 workers would have their pay back-dated to the beginning of the month.

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