Ireland - Boots workers to fight back against pay cuts - October 22, 2009

The Mandate trade union is balloting workers in Boots retail stores throughout the country for industrial action. Mandate and Boots management entered a series of negotiations as the company insisted on a range of cost saving measures. These talks recently collapsed following disclosure that the company is still highly profitable. As a result, Boots threatens to terminate all previously negotiated agreements with Mandate and plans, among other things, 25% reductions in public holiday pay and Sunday premiums.


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