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#Mandate

# 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 13,399 Views 27 Comments

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

# mandate - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

Tomorrow's Tesco strike has been called off
# Mandate
# Mandate

Tomorrow's Tesco strike has been called off

May 25th 2016, 5:02 PM 15,739 Views 27 Comments

It was deferred following intervention by the Workplace Relations Commission.

# mandate - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Tesco set to strike on Thursday after talks break down
# TESCO STRIKE
# TESCO STRIKE

Tesco set to strike on Thursday after talks break down

May 24th 2016, 3:32 PM 18,884 Views 68 Comments

Talks between Tesco and trade union Mandate have broken down, almost two weeks after the previous strike was called off.

# mandate - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Over 70 Tesco outlets to go on strike from Monday
# TESCO STRIKE
# TESCO STRIKE

Over 70 Tesco outlets to go on strike from Monday

May 11th 2016, 5:42 PM 38,549 Views 110 Comments

The workers are protesting changes to contacts for up to 300 staff members.

# mandate - Thursday 21 April, 2016

Bar workers are underpaid and undervalued. We want to change that
# Opinion
# Opinion

Bar workers are underpaid and undervalued. We want to change that

Apr 21st 2016, 8:00 AM 4,831 Views 112 Comments

When major pubs across the country make huge profits, bar workers too should share in their success, writes Mandate general secretary John Douglas.

# mandate - Monday 4 April, 2016

Tesco told to offer higher compensation to Dublin and Cavan workers who got no paid breaks
# Labour Court
# Labour Court

Tesco told to offer higher compensation to Dublin and Cavan workers who got no paid breaks

Apr 4th 2016, 6:05 AM 29,450 Views 30 Comments

The company is under pressure to make higher back payments to staff who went without paid breaks.

# mandate - Sunday 28 February, 2016

Sinn Féin will try to go into government - but is on high alert for another election
# Gerry Says
# Gerry Says

Sinn Féin will try to go into government - but is on high alert for another election

Feb 28th 2016, 4:40 PM 41,384 Views 248 Comments

Gerry Adams reiterated the his party will not go in with Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael.

# mandate - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Tesco is looking to cut long-term staff's wages in a big way
# Everything Reduced
# Everything Reduced

Tesco is looking to cut long-term staff's wages in a big way

Jan 26th 2016, 11:18 PM 133,633 Views 219 Comments

The supermarket giant is seeking to place all staff of greater than 20 years service on new, vastly-reduced, contracts.

# mandate - Saturday 6 June, 2015

THOUSANDS of protesters descend on Dunnes Stores HQ
# Party Political Protest
# Party Political Protest

THOUSANDS of protesters descend on Dunnes Stores HQ

Jun 6th 2015, 7:48 PM 29,423 Views 76 Comments

Dublin’s city centre came to a standstill as the Mandate-organised protest march thronged the streets.

# mandate - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

"A high-stakes game of poker" - Dunnes Stores in Gorey will re-open tomorrow...
# Gorey
# Gorey

"A high-stakes game of poker" - Dunnes Stores in Gorey will re-open tomorrow...

May 26th 2015, 4:56 PM 17,419 Views 25 Comments

The store had shut suddenly in recent days over a dispute between the retailer and the shopping centre in which the store is based.

# mandate - Thursday 21 May, 2015

Fears for 100 jobs after 'shock closure' of Dunnes Stores in Wexford
# Gorey
# Gorey

Fears for 100 jobs after 'shock closure' of Dunnes Stores in Wexford

May 21st 2015, 9:53 PM 31,955 Views 48 Comments

Staff were told of the move at 6pm this evening.

# mandate - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

Dunnes workers remember their 2 years and 9 months protesting apartheid
# South Africa
# South Africa

Dunnes workers remember their 2 years and 9 months protesting apartheid

May 19th 2015, 7:33 AM 17,655 Views 36 Comments

“There were times on the picket line when we felt so down, that we just wanted to walk away from it, but we would never have gone back in…”

# mandate - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Dunnes Stores agrees to pay rise but workers say that's not good enough
# Nice Try
# Nice Try

Dunnes Stores agrees to pay rise but workers say that's not good enough

May 12th 2015, 4:56 PM 13,956 Views 45 Comments

The big sticking point is the fact that three quarters of staff are on part-time flexible contracts.

# mandate - Monday 13 April, 2015

The Anti-Austerity Alliance would consider nationalising Dunnes Stores
# Socialist Revolution
# Socialist Revolution

The Anti-Austerity Alliance would consider nationalising Dunnes Stores

Apr 13th 2015, 10:13 AM 16,025 Views 144 Comments

The retail giant is involved in an ongoing dispute with some unionised workers.

# mandate - Sunday 12 April, 2015

Mandate compiling dossier of "incidents of victimisation and intimidation" at Dunnes Stores
# Allegations
# Allegations

Mandate compiling dossier of "incidents of victimisation and intimidation" at Dunnes Stores

Apr 12th 2015, 6:24 PM 15,221 Views 109 Comments

The disputes committee of the trade union will meet again tomorrow.

# mandate - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

Thursday: Dunnes Stores strike... Friday: Dunnes Stores dismissals
# Sacked
# Sacked

Thursday: Dunnes Stores strike... Friday: Dunnes Stores dismissals

Apr 8th 2015, 6:04 PM 49,637 Views 161 Comments

The retailer has escalated the hardline nature of its employee relations by apparently letting some striking staff go in the wake of the workers’ action on 2 April.

# mandate - Saturday 4 April, 2015

While there's a limit to what employers should provide for workers, I wish Dunnes strikers the very best
# Opinion
# Opinion

While there's a limit to what employers should provide for workers, I wish Dunnes strikers the very best

Apr 4th 2015, 8:00 AM 215 Views 68 Comments

A friend of mine wondered what a capitalist like me was doing expressing support for striking workers, but all’s fair in my view.

# mandate - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Poll: Would you shop in Dunnes today?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you shop in Dunnes today?

Apr 2nd 2015, 9:18 AM 66,522 Views 214 Comments

Or would you avoid the shops in support of the workers?

# mandate - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Thousands of Dunnes staff are only one step away from mass strikes
# Down Tools
# Down Tools

Thousands of Dunnes staff are only one step away from mass strikes

Jan 15th 2015, 12:42 PM 20,309 Views 43 Comments

Their union says workers are being denied a basic standard of living.

# mandate - Friday 19 December, 2014

Three-quarters of Dunnes Stores workers are on part-time flexible contracts
# Zero Hours
# Zero Hours

Three-quarters of Dunnes Stores workers are on part-time flexible contracts

Dec 19th 2014, 11:22 AM 16,851 Views 61 Comments

This comes from a survey carried out by Mandate Trade Union on worker satisfaction.

# mandate - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Leo Varadkar thinks our abortion laws are 'too restrictive'
# Repeal The 8th
# Repeal The 8th

Leo Varadkar thinks our abortion laws are 'too restrictive'

Dec 16th 2014, 11:25 PM 24,171 Views 403 Comments

The Health Minister had made a landmark speech in the Dáil tonight.

# mandate - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Joan Burton: Labour will see out its term in office
# Early Vote
# Early Vote

Joan Burton: Labour will see out its term in office

Nov 26th 2014, 8:00 PM 14,580 Views 130 Comments

The Tánaiste has said that a General Election won’t be taking place next year.

# mandate - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Protest group dismisses water charge concessions as 'an attempt to buy time'
# Right2Water
# Right2Water

Protest group dismisses water charge concessions as 'an attempt to buy time'

Nov 18th 2014, 1:03 PM 9,477 Views 87 Comments

Right2Water is planning another mass protest on 10 December.

# mandate - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Dunnes Stores a no-show at Labour Court dispute
# Zero Hours
# Zero Hours

Dunnes Stores a no-show at Labour Court dispute

Oct 29th 2014, 3:32 PM 15,326 Views 36 Comments

Workers for the major retailer are seeking more secure hours and earnings.

# mandate - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Paris Bakery workers visit owner's home calling for unpaid wages
# Paris Bakery
# Paris Bakery

Paris Bakery workers visit owner's home calling for unpaid wages

May 25th 2014, 4:51 PM 18,370 Views 26 Comments

Staff at the Paris Bakery on Moore Street have been holding a sit-in.

# mandate - Friday 23 May, 2014

Mandate writes to Dunnes Stores owners over worker issues
# Trade Union
# Trade Union

Mandate writes to Dunnes Stores owners over worker issues

May 23rd 2014, 9:14 PM 13,701 Views 54 Comments

The trade union says the company didn’t reply to a recent letter it sent it.

Tennessee becomes first US state to bring back electric chair
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

Tennessee becomes first US state to bring back electric chair

May 23rd 2014, 7:24 PM 15,721 Views 85 Comments

It’s because European manufacturers have refused to provide common drugs for use in US executions.

# mandate - Monday 28 April, 2014

Mandate union secures €20m in pay increases for 40,000 members
# More Money
# More Money

Mandate union secures €20m in pay increases for 40,000 members

Apr 28th 2014, 11:22 AM 7,603 Views 23 Comments

By winning pay increases, Mandate says members have more money to spend in the local economy.

Union hits out at Dunnes over workers' contracts lower than 15 hours per week
# Mandate
# Mandate

Union hits out at Dunnes over workers' contracts lower than 15 hours per week

Apr 28th 2014, 10:03 AM 12,579 Views 26 Comments

Mandate launched the ‘Decency for Dunnes Workers Campaign at the unions Biennial Delegate Conference in Killarney.

# mandate - Sunday 27 April, 2014

Mandate union says water charges will result in job losses for the real economy
# Bad Timing
# Bad Timing

Mandate union says water charges will result in job losses for the real economy

Apr 27th 2014, 3:32 PM 7,521 Views 26 Comments

Mandate General Secretary John Douglas said workers who work for companies making substantial profits now deserve a pay increase.

# mandate - Friday 25 April, 2014

Every little helps: Thousands of Tesco workers get a pay rise
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Every little helps: Thousands of Tesco workers get a pay rise

Apr 25th 2014, 2:43 PM 24,125 Views 51 Comments

The workers will get between €400 and €700 extra per year.

# mandate - Monday 10 March, 2014

Mandate union withdraws from strike action at DAA
# Called Off
# Called Off

Mandate union withdraws from strike action at DAA

Mar 10th 2014, 10:19 PM 9,834 Views 18 Comments

General Secretary John Douglas said they will attend a meeting with the expert panel this Friday.

# mandate - Monday 10 February, 2014

SIPTU members at Dublin and Cork airports in massive vote for strike action
# Mandate For Action
# Mandate For Action

SIPTU members at Dublin and Cork airports in massive vote for strike action

Feb 10th 2014, 3:30 PM 11,945 Views 87 Comments

The margin of the DAA vote was 94 per cent in favour of industrial action.

# mandate - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Leaving to work in Australia? Make sure you know your rights
# Emigration
# Emigration

Leaving to work in Australia? Make sure you know your rights

Feb 5th 2014, 7:45 AM 13,324 Views 28 Comments

A pamphlet published by two unions and Sinn Féin gives details of pay conditions as well as contact information for groups offering support to Irish migrants in the country.

# mandate - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Marks and Spencer strike for tomorrow called off
# Truce
# Truce

Marks and Spencer strike for tomorrow called off

Dec 19th 2013, 7:43 PM 6,944 Views 12 Comments

Employees voted to accept recommendations by the Labour Court.

# mandate - Sunday 15 December, 2013

This map shows food poverty 'is a reality in every county in Ireland'
# Food Poverty
# Food Poverty

This map shows food poverty 'is a reality in every county in Ireland'

Dec 15th 2013, 12:47 PM 35,277 Views 188 Comments

Two unions are calling on the government to provide aid to organisations offering food assistance to those struggling this Christmas.

# mandate - Friday 13 December, 2013

Mandate to recommend acceptance of Labour Court M&S proposals

Mandate to recommend acceptance of Labour Court M&S proposals

Dec 13th 2013, 6:44 PM 6,561 Views 3 Comments

Members are to be balloted on the recommendations next week.

Penneys staff vote for 3 per cent pay increase deal
# Retail
# Retail

Penneys staff vote for 3 per cent pay increase deal

Dec 13th 2013, 3:53 PM 12,128 Views 16 Comments

Mandate said the deal includes the abolition of the under-18 rate of pay at the Irish store.

Labour Court to tackle M&S dispute, as threat of further pre-Christmas strike remains
# Emergency Hearing
# Emergency Hearing

Labour Court to tackle M&S dispute, as threat of further pre-Christmas strike remains

Dec 13th 2013, 7:15 AM 3,429 Views 8 Comments

Representatives from Mandate, SIPTU and M&S management will attend today’s hearing, aimed at solving a dispute over changes to the retailer’s pension scheme.

# mandate - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Tomorrow’s Marks & Spencer strike called off following talks
# Open Doors
# Open Doors

Tomorrow’s Marks & Spencer strike called off following talks

Dec 11th 2013, 11:07 PM 8,035 Views 39 Comments

Management and unions will attend an emergency Labour Court hearing on Friday to try and end the dispute.