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#Mandate

# 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.

# mandate - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Dunnes Stores strikers to attend Nelson Mandela's funeral
# Tribute
# Tribute

Dunnes Stores strikers to attend Nelson Mandela's funeral

Dec 7th 2013, 7:52 PM 40,316 Views 117 Comments

Nelson Mandela met with the Dunnes Stores strikers after his release in 1990 and said that their stand helped keep him going during his imprisonment.

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 16,704 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 14,884 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 8,690 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 9,508 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 5,743 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 7,865 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 6,809 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 4,860 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 6,531 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 20,470 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 31,063 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 13,659 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 5,708 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 3,201 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 6,141 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 6,349 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 4,158 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 3,600 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 2,101 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 1,084 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 1,291 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 3,449 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 1,294 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 4,960 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 3,635 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 2,748 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 776 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 587 Views 0 Comments

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