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Monday 30 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Mandate

All time
# Called Off
Mandate union withdraws from strike action at DAA
General Secretary John Douglas said they will attend a meeting with the expert panel this Friday.
# mandate for action
SIPTU members at Dublin and Cork airports in massive vote for strike action
The margin of the DAA vote was 94 per cent in favour of industrial action.
# Emigration
Leaving to work in Australia? Make sure you know your rights
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.
# Truce
Marks and Spencer strike for tomorrow called off
Employees voted to accept recommendations by the Labour Court.
# food poverty
This map shows food poverty 'is a reality in every county in Ireland'
Two unions are calling on the government to provide aid to organisations offering food assistance to those struggling this Christmas.
Mandate to recommend acceptance of Labour Court M&S proposals
Members are to be balloted on the recommendations next week.
# Retail
Penneys staff vote for 3 per cent pay increase deal
Mandate said the deal includes the abolition of the under-18 rate of pay at the Irish store.
# emergency hearing
Labour Court to tackle M&S dispute, as threat of further pre-Christmas strike remains
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.
# open doors
Tomorrow’s Marks & Spencer strike called off following talks
Management and unions will attend an emergency Labour Court hearing on Friday to try and end the dispute.
# Tribute
Dunnes Stores strikers to attend Nelson Mandela's funeral
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.
# Industrial Action
More than 2,000 Marks & Spencer workers on strike today over pensions
The majority of the 17 Marks and Spencer stores around the country are closed today as staff take industrial action.
# Dunnes Stores
Workers slam 'inconsiderate' Dunnes over withdrawal of staff parking spaces
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.
# Jobs
Union expresses fears for Arnotts and Boyers jobs
Mandate says that the sale of the debt of the landmark store should prioritise jobs.
# Dispute
Wallis strike comes to an end after five weeks
The strike could have escalated to include stores in Blanchardstown and Liffey Valley, had a satisfactory conclusion not been reached.
# Industrial Action
Employees at Wallis on Grafton Street to go on strike today
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.
# trouble in the ranks
Brian Walsh: 'Seanad abolition is Enda Kenny's baby and I won't go against it'
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
Strike averted at four Marks & Spencer stores
Under the agreement staff will be able to apply for redeployment at nearby stores.
# Marks and Spencer
Mandate workers at M&S vote in favour of industrial action
Pickets will be placed on four stores on or after 10 September.
# Industrial Action
Result in Marks and Spencer strike ballot due today
The staff from four stores were balloted on strike action last Friday.
# Retail pay
SIPTU to seek pay increases for retail workers after Dunnes deal
SIPTU welcomes Dunnes Stores’ agreement to increase pay by 3 per cent, and says it wants rises elsewhere.
# Wages
Dunnes Stores 14,000 staff to get 3% pay rise
This will be the first pay increase for the retailer’s staff since 2007.
# Winding up
Court to hear petition to wind up Dunnes Stores next month
Up to 18,000 jobs are potentially in jeopardy as a result of the action.
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added Tetris-playing pumpkins
Here’s all the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Aer Lingus
Unions serve Aer Lingus notice of industrial action
A two-hour work stoppage is scheduled to take place on Monday 19 November.
# Strike
Unions meet to discuss Aer Lingus industrial action
The meeting follows the breakdown of talks over the staff pension scheme in the Labour Relations Committee last week.
# closed down
Staff at UCD student bar call off planned strike action at last minute
Staff had planned the strike action for today after they did not receive redundancy payments due after the bar closed unexpectedly.
# Labour Party
Risk of breakaway Labour party dismissed
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.
# Referendum
Trade unions join forces in calling for No vote on Fiscal Compact
Three of the country’s major trade unions have reiterated their call for a No vote in the upcoming Fiscal Compact referendum.
# Prime Numbers
Foreign aid, college fees and pregnancies: the week in statistics
How much will the US’s aid cuts to Pakistan really matter? And just how many priests have been connected with abuse allegations?
# Retail
Average €100 drop in weekly pay for many retail workers - union
Mandate said 18,000 of its members have seen their weekly take-home pay reduced by an average €100 in the last year.
# Referendum
And they're off: Campaigning for referendum to get underway
The Environment Minister Phil Hogan is expected to sign the referendum order today, kicking off just over a month of campaigning.
# fiscal treaty
ICTU will not advise members on how to vote in fiscal treaty
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.
# Referendum
ICTU meets today to determine Fiscal Compact stance
Three major trade unions have called on its members to vote No in the referendum next month.
# Referendum
As three unions say no, ICTU to discuss common policy on Fiscal Compact
The Tánaiste has appealed directly to union members suggesting that leaders are not acting in the best interests of members.
# Referendum
TEEU advises members to vote 'No' on fiscal treaty
Technical Engineering and Electrical Union has become the third trade union to advise members to vote No in the fiscal compact treaty.
# euref
Government refuses to engage in bidding wars over treaty
Minister of State for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton has questioned the ‘No’ stance taken by trade union Mandate.
# Austerity
GALLERY: Thousands march across European cities against austerity cuts
Marches took place across Spain as well as in Paris, Athens, Lisbon and Brussels, with hundreds at a demo in Dublin.
# JLCs
Minimum wage reforms spark 'outrage' among employers
The Government earlier announced plans to overhaul the JLC system for setting basic pay rates.
# Anti-austerity
In pictures: unions lead march against austerity in Dublin
Turnout was reported to be less than two-thousand people.
# Anti-austerity
Thousands expected for Dublin protest against austerity
The trade union-backed rally is to take place in Dublin city centre from noon today.