Saturday 3 December 2016

Dunnes staff to meet over further action

Published 06/04/2015 | 02:30

Dunnes employees at St Stephen’s Green, from left: Noelle Monaghan, Imelda Fay, Michelle Rossiter, Kelly Johnston, Maja Bilecka, Paula Murray and Joan Daly
Dunnes employees at St Stephen’s Green, from left: Noelle Monaghan, Imelda Fay, Michelle Rossiter, Kelly Johnston, Maja Bilecka, Paula Murray and Joan Daly

A committee representing Dunnes Stores workers is set to meet within the next week to consider if they will take further strike action.

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This comes as a Government source said they have been keeping "close contact to see if there was any movement". They added that management at the company has not made any attempt to engage with staff since their one-day strike last week.

Almost 6,000 workers took to the picket lines outside at least 100 Dunnes Stores outlets around the country last week, as part of a long-running dispute with the company over low-hour contracts, job security and worker representation.

Mandate, the trade union which represents two-thirds of workers at the retailing giant, also said it has had no communication from senior management since Holy Thursday's strike action. The strike is likely to have impacted upon Easter sales as Holy Thursday is traditionally a busy day.

Mandate's David Gibney said the union's National Disputes Committee, which comprises 11 members from around the country, will meet next Monday to "determine the next step".

Irish Independent

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