Ireland -Dunnes Stores refuses talks with unions -February 11, 2015

Retailer Dunnes claims it has the constitutional right not to negotiate with trade unions. In a letter to its staff the company accused the trade union Mandate of seeking to generate a dispute that does not exist with its employees with a view to securing negotiation rights.

Retailer Dunnes claims it has the constitutional right not to negotiate with trade unions. In a letter to its staff the company accused the trade union Mandate of seeking to generate a dispute that does not exist with its employees with a view to securing negotiation rights. The letter came in advance of a move by about 5,000 members of Mandate in Dunnes Stores to ballot on industrial action over what the union said was the company’s refusal to accept a recent Labour Court recommendations. The Court had instructed the company to sit down with the union to discuss the issues at the heart of the dispute: the implementation of banded hour contracts which would give workers security of hours and earnings; individual and collective representational rights for workers; a review of the excessive use of temporary contracts of employment and fair pay for all workers in Dunnes Stores.

English: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/dunnes-stores-claims-right ...  


For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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