Ireland -Dunnes workers vote for action, company reacts with intimidation -March 28, 2015

Workers at the Dunnes stores have voted in favour of industrial action as a result of an ongoing row with management at the chain over pay and conditions.

With a large majority (more than two-thirds) workers at the Dunnes stores have voted in favour of industrial action. The Mandate trade union says a national strike committee will meet to determine the type of industrial action and the date. The union has been embroiled in an ongoing row with management at the chain over pay and conditions (see our January Newsletter). Earlier on a Labour Court recommendation stated that the company had an obligation to sit down with the trade union to discuss all of the issues in dispute including: a review of Dunnes’ excessive use of temporary contracts of employment; the implementation of banded hour contracts which would give workers security of hours and earnings and individual and collective representational rights for Dunnes workers. The company is making a number of claims including that it will ‘never meet’ the union.

English: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/dunnes-stores-attempt-to-intimidate ...  

http://www.newstalk.com/Dunnes-Stores-workers-strike-ballot-pay-redundancy

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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