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Friday 22 September 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Mandate

This year
NTA: Bus timetables will have to change because of later pub and club hours
The Oireachtas Justice Committee will be discussing the General Scheme of the Sale of Alcohol Bill today.
Argos set to close all Irish outlets by June
The company employs around 580 people across 34 stores in Ireland.
Last year
Poll: Should the minimum wage be increased to €14 per hour?
Mandate Trade Union has called for the minimum wage to be increased in Budget 2023.
Tesco security staff given extra week to decide between severance and moving to new company
Earlier this month almost 100 Tesco security workers were told their jobs could be lost by the end of February.
'Good job in the pandemic lads, now you're gone': Tesco security guards shocked at job losses
Almost 100 Tesco security workers face losing their jobs by the end of the month.
Almost 100 Tesco security workers face losing their jobs by the end of the month, Órla Ryan reports
Security guards said they were verbally abused and spat on during the pandemic and have now been made to feel "disposable"
"I've worked for this company since I was 16 years of age, I literally do not know anything else," one man told us
'Absenteeism': Union officials hit out at use of term to describe workers out for Covid reasons
“Covid-related shortages are not the result of ‘absenteeism’, which is defined as an avoidable absence from work.”
All time
'Some staff reported being spat at': Public asked to respect shop workers as sales begin
Labour shortages and abuse from customers have made the work environment more difficult this year.
Dunnes Stores have handed a wage increase to its workforce following a union campaign
A temporary Covid-19 10% wage increase had been issued by the company.
Shop workers facing 'worrying' rise in verbal abuse from customers this Christmas
Mandate is calling for greater respect for retail workers on the frontline.
NBA star Kyrie Irving 'doing what's best for me' in declining Covid vaccine
The Nets said Irving would not play or practice with the team “until he is eligible to be a full participant.”
Workers petition Dunnes Stores for pandemic pay increase to be made permanent
Staff received a temporary 10% pay increase in March 2020.
Former Debenhams workers to end their industrial action after 406 days
Former Debenhams workers voted 319 votes to 102 in favour of accepting the €3m Government plan.
'A historical legacy': Debenhams workers continue strike one year on from store closures
The workers are still fighting for a fair redundancy package.
490 workers at Arcadia-owned shops in Ireland set to be made redundant
Opposition TDs have said action must be taken to avoid “another Debenhams situation”.
Striking Debenhams workers 'shocked' at recommendation for €3m training fund
Former staff with the company have been protesting since April.
Topshop owner Arcadia on the brink of bankruptcy — union expresses 'deep concern' over hundreds of Irish jobs
But the company tells staff that it will reopen its Irish stores this week as planned.
'Abuse is never part of the job': Calls for employers and consumers to respect retail workers this Christmas
Trade union Mandate said it has received numerous complaints from retail workers.
Joe Biden: 'The numbers tell us a clear and convincing story'
The candidate said he is going to win the 2020 US presidential election.
Mandate says Debenhams deal close after months of protests while liquidator says 'progress being made'
Debenhams workers have been protesting for a number of months for a fair redundancy settlement.
It's not up to retail staff to police mask-wearing, union says
Shoppers and retail staff will be required to wear face coverings in stores as the government slows down Ireland’s phased reopening.
'These workers deserve respect': Debenhams staff stage protests outside 11 stores across country
The closure of the Irish branches of Debenhams saw the loss of 2,000 jobs.
Labour Court recommends pay increase of 2.25% for 5,000 workers at Penneys
However, 2.25% falls short of the 3.4% increase that the Mandate union was seeking on behalf of its members.
Mandate expects up to €70k 'winnings' from Paddy Power in denial of rest break cases
The union has lodged 78 seperate cases against the betting company.
Tesco 'extremely disappointed' as more workers go on strike today and tomorrow
Mandate Trade Union said employees have been left with no other option.
Lloyds Pharmacy has accused striking workers of 'putting the lives of patients at risk'
Trade union Mandate has strongly rejected the claims.
Pickets set to be placed at over 30 branches of Lloyds Pharmacy tomorrow
Lloyds Pharmacy last week issued a statement outlining it had agreed on a new deal.
Lloyds Pharmacy workers at almost 40 stores to strike today despite company agreeing new deal
Mandate – which says it represents 270 workers at the company – has said the new deal is “not sufficient”.
Tesco has been reprimanded for suspending a worker after last year’s strike
The retailer sanctioned the sales assistant for posting about the dispute on Facebook.
8 stores closed today as Lloyds Pharmacy workers strike continues
Workers are picketing as many as 40 stores around the country.
House of Fraser says it won't accept existing gift vouchers in Dundrum store
The UK retailer was sold off last week for a reported €100 million.
Mandate trade union seeks meeting over future of House of Fraser Dundrum
It emerged today that the chain was bought up by the British group Sports Direct.
The row over Sinn Féin's abstentionism (and why its MPs won't be taking their seats anytime soon)
The party sees its MPs as having a clear mandate not to take seats in Westminster.
Six stores closed as over 240 Lloyds Pharmacy workers to take part in a strike today
Workers who are members of the trade union Mandate will picket stores across the country.
Pickets to be placed at 34 branches of Lloyds Pharmacy tomorrow
Over 200 pharmacy workers will hold a two-hour picket between 10am and midday.
Lloyds Pharmacy workers have voted to go on strike next week
The industrial action follows the retailer rejecting a recommendation to sit down with union officials.
Lloyds Pharmacy's refusal to negotiate with trade unionists could spark industrial action
The company says it deals with employees through a ‘colleague representative committee’.
What does a UK election mean for Ireland? It could be good news you know...
… from a Brexit point of view at least. But could it bring about a border poll?
'It's very frustrating' - Union not happy with Tesco anti-strike ad campaign
Strike action at Tesco stores has been suspended temporarily to facilitate negotiations.
Strikes at six Tesco stores delayed over union notice
The union said it was erring on the side of caution.
Tesco wants union to end 'reckless' strike as number of striking workers grows to 2,000
The union, however, says it is not stopping after workers in Sligo town voted to join the action.