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Monday 30 January 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Mandate

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# TESCO STRIKE
Four Tesco stores vote to join strike, six vote against
From Monday, 20 stores will be subject to industrial action.
# END IN SIGHT
Mandate and Tesco agree to 'without prejudice' talks with a view to ending ongoing strike
The eight Tesco stores affected by the strike are set to be joined by another eight more tomorrow.
# Industrial Action
'We'll be here as long as it takes': Striking Tesco workers say they're in it for the long haul
Strike action began today at eight stores and unions say more will follow.
# black and blue
What on earth is Project Black? And why are Irish unions so worried about it?
Ahead of today’s projected strike in eight stores, Tesco’s controversial Project Black has the unions’ hackles up.
# valentine's strike
Tesco and union still split as Valentine's Day strike looms large
Nine Tesco stores are set to go on strike on Tuesday 14 February.
# shock and awe
Tesco is 'shocked' at unions suggesting that members 'shop with their conscience'
‘Indefinite’ industrial action is due to begin at some Tesco stores from Tuesday 14 February.
# Pay dispute
Tesco workers at nine stores to strike 'indefinitely' from Valentine's Day
Up to 15 stores could be affected by the strike action next week, with more ballots due tonight.
# conflicting reports
Tesco 'disappointed' at 'inaccurate' claims by TD that 1,200 jobs are on the line
The retail giant has rejected claims by Dublin TD Joan Collins concerning potential industrial action in stores in no uncertain terms.
# Unite
PTSB employees vote overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action
Unite trade union members at the bank have rejected a Labour Court pay recommendation.
# Dunnes and dusted
Dunnes Stores workers secure a 3% pay rise
Trade union Mandate said almost 10,000 workers would have their pay back-dated to the beginning of the month.
# Mandate
Tomorrow's Tesco strike has been called off
It was deferred following intervention by the Workplace Relations Commission.
# TESCO STRIKE
Tesco set to strike on Thursday after talks break down
Talks between Tesco and trade union Mandate have broken down, almost two weeks after the previous strike was called off.
# TESCO STRIKE
Over 70 Tesco outlets to go on strike from Monday
The workers are protesting changes to contacts for up to 300 staff members.
Voices
Bar workers are underpaid and undervalued. We want to change that
When major pubs across the country make huge profits, bar workers too should share in their success, writes Mandate general secretary John Douglas.
# Labour Court
Tesco told to offer higher compensation to Dublin and Cavan workers who got no paid breaks
The company is under pressure to make higher back payments to staff who went without paid breaks.
# Gerry says
Sinn Féin will try to go into government - but is on high alert for another election
Gerry Adams reiterated the his party will not go in with Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael.
# everything reduced
Tesco is looking to cut long-term staff's wages in a big way
The supermarket giant is seeking to place all staff of greater than 20 years service on new, vastly-reduced, contracts.
# party political protest
THOUSANDS of protesters descend on Dunnes Stores HQ
Dublin’s city centre came to a standstill as the Mandate-organised protest march thronged the streets.
# Gorey
"A high-stakes game of poker" - Dunnes Stores in Gorey will re-open tomorrow...
The store had shut suddenly in recent days over a dispute between the retailer and the shopping centre in which the store is based.
# Gorey
Fears for 100 jobs after 'shock closure' of Dunnes Stores in Wexford
Staff were told of the move at 6pm this evening.
# South Africa
Dunnes workers remember their 2 years and 9 months protesting apartheid
“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…”
# Nice Try
Dunnes Stores agrees to pay rise but workers say that's not good enough
The big sticking point is the fact that three quarters of staff are on part-time flexible contracts.
# Socialist revolution
The Anti-Austerity Alliance would consider nationalising Dunnes Stores
The retail giant is involved in an ongoing dispute with some unionised workers.
# Allegations
Mandate compiling dossier of "incidents of victimisation and intimidation" at Dunnes Stores
The disputes committee of the trade union will meet again tomorrow.
# Sacked
Thursday: Dunnes Stores strike... Friday: Dunnes Stores dismissals
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.
Voices
While there's a limit to what employers should provide for workers, I wish Dunnes strikers the very best
A friend of mine wondered what a capitalist like me was doing expressing support for striking workers, but all’s fair in my view.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you shop in Dunnes today?
Or would you avoid the shops in support of the workers?
# Down tools
Thousands of Dunnes staff are only one step away from mass strikes
Their union says workers are being denied a basic standard of living.
# zero hours
Three-quarters of Dunnes Stores workers are on part-time flexible contracts
This comes from a survey carried out by Mandate Trade Union on worker satisfaction.
# repeal the 8th
Leo Varadkar thinks our abortion laws are 'too restrictive'
The Health Minister had made a landmark speech in the Dáil tonight.
# early vote
Joan Burton: Labour will see out its term in office
The Tánaiste has said that a General Election won’t be taking place next year.
# Right2Water
Protest group dismisses water charge concessions as 'an attempt to buy time'
Right2Water is planning another mass protest on 10 December.
# zero hours
Dunnes Stores a no-show at Labour Court dispute
Workers for the major retailer are seeking more secure hours and earnings.
# paris bakery
Paris Bakery workers visit owner's home calling for unpaid wages
Staff at the Paris Bakery on Moore Street have been holding a sit-in.
# Trade Union
Mandate writes to Dunnes Stores owners over worker issues
The trade union says the company didn’t reply to a recent letter it sent it.
# Death Penalty
Tennessee becomes first US state to bring back electric chair
It’s because European manufacturers have refused to provide common drugs for use in US executions.
# More Money
Mandate union secures €20m in pay increases for 40,000 members
By winning pay increases, Mandate says members have more money to spend in the local economy.
# Mandate
Union hits out at Dunnes over workers' contracts lower than 15 hours per week
Mandate launched the ‘Decency for Dunnes Workers Campaign at the unions Biennial Delegate Conference in Killarney.
# Bad timing
Mandate union says water charges will result in job losses for the real economy
Mandate General Secretary John Douglas said workers who work for companies making substantial profits now deserve a pay increase.
# Money Money Money
Every little helps: Thousands of Tesco workers get a pay rise
The workers will get between €400 and €700 extra per year.