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Tuesday 26 September 2017

Dunnes Stores workers vow to 'escalate' their campaign

Workers at Dunnes Stores intend to hold a major march in the capital as part of their dispute with the company over working hours and contracts
Workers at Dunnes Stores intend to hold a major march in the capital as part of their dispute with the company over working hours and contracts
Emma Jane Hade

Emma Jane Hade

Workers at Dunnes Stores intend to hold a major march in the capital as part of their dispute with the company over working hours and contracts.

The Dunnes Stores National Dispute Committee met yesterday and said they are taking a "three-pronged approach" as they move to "escalate" their campaign against the retailing giant.

Mandate, the trade union which represents 6,000 members of the Dunnes Stores workforce, said it was also "pursuing the legal approach where possible", as it claims that as many as 20 people have been "victimised" since Holy Thursday's day of strike action.

Mandate members took to the picket lines on April 2 outside 98pc of branches around the country. Last night the union said there was the "potential for further industrial action".

Senior management at Dunnes Stores issued a letter to staff in February, advising them that they "will not enter into direct negotiations with a trade union".

Irish Independent

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