Ireland - Strike at Tesco suspended – talks continue - May 31, 2016

A strike by Tesco workers which was due to be held on 26 May has been called off pending further talks between the parties. According to the Mandate trade union, as many as 5,000 workers were due to take part in the industrial action. Both parties have now agreed to take part in further talks at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC). The dispute centres on plans by Tesco to move some 300 of its staff recruited before 1996 to contracts introduced for personnel taken on after that date. This could lead to pay cuts of 15 per cent to 20 per cent, reductions to overtime rates and changes to rosters.

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