Ireland - Tesco staff to loose on outstanding pay rises - May 29, 2011

Staff at Tesco’s 131 Irish stores will not receive pay rises outstanding since 2008, following a ruling by the Labour Court after a year-long dispute. Workers represented by SIPTU and Mandate had claimed pay rises equivalent to increases that were outlined in the Towards 2016 social partnership agreement. The unions argued that Tesco was the most profitable company in its sector and could afford to pay a wage increase. Tesco, which has more than 14,000 staff in Ireland, rejected the claim, arguing that a pay increase was unwarranted given the poor economic climate, and that it would put the retailer at a disadvantage to its competitors. After considering the arguments, the Labour Court said it did “not recommend concession of the unions’ claim at this time”.

English: http://www.sbpost.ie/news/ireland/tesco-staff-to-lose-out ...

 

This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.

 


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