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#Mandate

# mandate - Saturday 7 December, 2013

More than 2,000 Marks & Spencer workers on strike today over pensions
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

More than 2,000 Marks & Spencer workers on strike today over pensions

Dec 7th 2013, 10:20 AM 16,689 Views 170 Comments

The majority of the 17 Marks and Spencer stores around the country are closed today as staff take industrial action.

# mandate - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Workers slam 'inconsiderate' Dunnes over withdrawal of staff parking spaces
# Dunnes Stores
# Dunnes Stores

Workers slam 'inconsiderate' Dunnes over withdrawal of staff parking spaces

Nov 19th 2013, 6:45 AM 32,754 Views 138 Comments

The Mandate trade union says workers could lose up to €76 per week from their income in parking expenses as a result of the move.

# mandate - Monday 18 November, 2013

Union expresses fears for Arnotts and Boyers jobs
# Jobs
# Jobs

Union expresses fears for Arnotts and Boyers jobs

Nov 18th 2013, 2:45 PM 14,883 Views 27 Comments

Mandate says that the sale of the debt of the landmark store should prioritise jobs.

# mandate - Friday 25 October, 2013

Wallis strike comes to an end after five weeks
# Dispute
# Dispute

Wallis strike comes to an end after five weeks

Oct 25th 2013, 2:21 PM 8,687 Views 7 Comments

The strike could have escalated to include stores in Blanchardstown and Liffey Valley, had a satisfactory conclusion not been reached.

# mandate - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Employees at Wallis on Grafton Street to go on strike today
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

Employees at Wallis on Grafton Street to go on strike today

Oct 16th 2013, 8:43 AM 9,505 Views 38 Comments

Workers are taking industrial action in support of their colleagues at a Limerick branch who they say have been ‘locked out’ for more than three weeks.

# mandate - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Brian Walsh: 'Seanad abolition is Enda Kenny's baby and I won't go against it'
# Trouble In The Ranks
# Trouble In The Ranks

Brian Walsh: 'Seanad abolition is Enda Kenny's baby and I won't go against it'

Sep 12th 2013, 7:22 PM 5,740 Views 35 Comments

The Fine Gael TD, who lost the party whip, says he will not join a new alliance made up of his fellow party dissidents.

# mandate - Monday 9 September, 2013

Strike averted at four Marks & Spencer stores
# Mandate
# Mandate

Strike averted at four Marks & Spencer stores

Sep 9th 2013, 4:59 PM 7,862 Views 11 Comments

Under the agreement staff will be able to apply for redeployment at nearby stores.

# mandate - Monday 19 August, 2013

Mandate workers at M&S vote in favour of industrial action
# Marks And Spencer
# Marks And Spencer

Mandate workers at M&S vote in favour of industrial action

Aug 19th 2013, 3:43 PM 6,806 Views 20 Comments

Pickets will be placed on four stores on or after 10 September.

Result in Marks and Spencer strike ballot due today
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

Result in Marks and Spencer strike ballot due today

Aug 19th 2013, 12:22 PM 4,859 Views 4 Comments

The staff from four stores were balloted on strike action last Friday.

# mandate - Friday 18 January, 2013

SIPTU to seek pay increases for retail workers after Dunnes deal
# Retail Pay
# Retail Pay

SIPTU to seek pay increases for retail workers after Dunnes deal

Jan 18th 2013, 1:44 PM 6,529 Views 51 Comments

SIPTU welcomes Dunnes Stores’ agreement to increase pay by 3 per cent, and says it wants rises elsewhere.

# mandate - Thursday 17 January, 2013

Dunnes Stores 14,000 staff to get 3% pay rise
# Wages
# Wages

Dunnes Stores 14,000 staff to get 3% pay rise

Jan 17th 2013, 2:20 PM 20,461 Views 78 Comments

This will be the first pay increase for the retailer’s staff since 2007.

# mandate - Monday 26 November, 2012

Court to hear petition to wind up Dunnes Stores next month
# Winding Up
# Winding Up

Court to hear petition to wind up Dunnes Stores next month

Nov 26th 2012, 3:33 PM 31,056 Views 107 Comments

Up to 18,000 jobs are potentially in jeopardy as a result of the action.

# mandate - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added Tetris-playing pumpkins
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added Tetris-playing pumpkins

Oct 30th 2012, 8:01 PM 13,658 Views 7 Comments

Here’s all the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Unions serve Aer Lingus notice of industrial action
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Unions serve Aer Lingus notice of industrial action

Oct 30th 2012, 6:43 PM 5,707 Views 27 Comments

A two-hour work stoppage is scheduled to take place on Monday 19 November.

Unions meet to discuss Aer Lingus industrial action
# Strike
# Strike

Unions meet to discuss Aer Lingus industrial action

Oct 30th 2012, 9:19 AM 3,199 Views 10 Comments

The meeting follows the breakdown of talks over the staff pension scheme in the Labour Relations Committee last week.

# mandate - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Staff at UCD student bar call off planned strike action at last minute
# Closed Down
# Closed Down

Staff at UCD student bar call off planned strike action at last minute

Oct 2nd 2012, 12:34 PM 6,138 Views 20 Comments

Staff had planned the strike action for today after they did not receive redundancy payments due after the bar closed unexpectedly.

# mandate - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Risk of breakaway Labour party dismissed
# Labour Party
# Labour Party

Risk of breakaway Labour party dismissed

Sep 12th 2012, 3:28 PM 6,348 Views 45 Comments

Labour MEP Nessa Childers said that there is a risk “in the medium term of a breakaway political party forming” and that the Programme for Government needs to be renegotiated.

# mandate - Sunday 27 May, 2012

Trade unions join forces in calling for No vote on Fiscal Compact
# Referendum
# Referendum

Trade unions join forces in calling for No vote on Fiscal Compact

May 27th 2012, 4:13 PM 2,614 Views 50 Comments

Three of the country’s major trade unions have reiterated their call for a No vote in the upcoming Fiscal Compact referendum.

# mandate - Saturday 26 May, 2012

Foreign aid, college fees and pregnancies: the week in statistics
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Foreign aid, college fees and pregnancies: the week in statistics

May 26th 2012, 7:30 PM 4,156 Views 2 Comments

How much will the US’s aid cuts to Pakistan really matter? And just how many priests have been connected with abuse allegations?

# mandate - Friday 25 May, 2012

Average €100 drop in weekly pay for many retail workers - union
# Retail
# Retail

Average €100 drop in weekly pay for many retail workers - union

May 25th 2012, 5:25 PM 3,598 Views 12 Comments

Mandate said 18,000 of its members have seen their weekly take-home pay reduced by an average €100 in the last year.

# mandate - Monday 30 April, 2012

And they're off: Campaigning for referendum to get underway
# Referendum
# Referendum

And they're off: Campaigning for referendum to get underway

Apr 30th 2012, 7:19 AM 1,612 Views 39 Comments

The Environment Minister Phil Hogan is expected to sign the referendum order today, kicking off just over a month of campaigning.

# mandate - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

ICTU will not advise members on how to vote in fiscal treaty
# Fiscal Treaty
# Fiscal Treaty

ICTU will not advise members on how to vote in fiscal treaty

Apr 25th 2012, 9:07 PM 2,100 Views 53 Comments

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions says there is no support for the treaty in it ranks – but that it fears a No vote could exclude Ireland from the European Stability Mechanism.

ICTU meets today to determine Fiscal Compact stance
# Referendum
# Referendum

ICTU meets today to determine Fiscal Compact stance

Apr 25th 2012, 7:20 AM 1,083 Views 34 Comments

Three major trade unions have called on its members to vote No in the referendum next month.

# mandate - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

As three unions say no, ICTU to discuss common policy on Fiscal Compact
# Referendum
# Referendum

As three unions say no, ICTU to discuss common policy on Fiscal Compact

Apr 24th 2012, 8:15 AM 1,289 Views 22 Comments

The Tánaiste has appealed directly to union members suggesting that leaders are not acting in the best interests of members.

# mandate - Monday 23 April, 2012

TEEU advises members to vote 'No' on fiscal treaty
# Referendum
# Referendum

TEEU advises members to vote 'No' on fiscal treaty

Apr 23rd 2012, 9:41 PM 3,878 Views 75 Comments

Technical Engineering and Electrical Union has become the third trade union to advise members to vote No in the fiscal compact treaty.

# mandate - Sunday 22 April, 2012

Government refuses to engage in bidding wars over treaty
# Euref
# Euref

Government refuses to engage in bidding wars over treaty

Apr 22nd 2012, 2:04 PM 3,448 Views 92 Comments

Minister of State for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton has questioned the ‘No’ stance taken by trade union Mandate.

# mandate - Thursday 1 March, 2012

GALLERY: Thousands march across European cities against austerity cuts
# Austerity
# Austerity

GALLERY: Thousands march across European cities against austerity cuts

Mar 1st 2012, 8:50 AM 1,293 Views 6 Comments

Marches took place across Spain as well as in Paris, Athens, Lisbon and Brussels, with hundreds at a demo in Dublin.

# mandate - Thursday 22 December, 2011

Minimum wage reforms spark 'outrage' among employers
# JLCs
# JLCs

Minimum wage reforms spark 'outrage' among employers

Dec 22nd 2011, 8:52 PM 4,958 Views 31 Comments

The Government earlier announced plans to overhaul the JLC system for setting basic pay rates.

# mandate - Saturday 26 November, 2011

In pictures: unions lead march against austerity in Dublin
# Anti-austerity
# Anti-austerity

In pictures: unions lead march against austerity in Dublin

Nov 26th 2011, 5:47 PM 3,633 Views 40 Comments

Turnout was reported to be less than two-thousand people.

Thousands expected for Dublin protest against austerity
# Anti-austerity
# Anti-austerity

Thousands expected for Dublin protest against austerity

Nov 26th 2011, 10:19 AM 2,745 Views 41 Comments

The trade union-backed rally is to take place in Dublin city centre from noon today.

# mandate - Tuesday 18 January, 2011

Naas staff vote to accept Superquinn redundancy deal
# Superquinn
# Superquinn

Naas staff vote to accept Superquinn redundancy deal

Jan 18th 2011, 2:57 PM 773 Views 0 Comments

52 of the 103 staff at Superquinn in Naas will be offered jobs elsewhere, with the rest facing compulsory redundancy.

# mandate - Wednesday 24 November, 2010

Trade Unions slam minimum wage cut and tax hikes
# Four Year Plan
# Four Year Plan

Trade Unions slam minimum wage cut and tax hikes

Nov 24th 2010, 4:18 PM 586 Views 0 Comments

The Mandate trade union blasts the “double whammy” of cutting wages for the worst off, while also taxing them.