Labour Court orders 3pc pay rise at Penneys
THE Labour Court has recommended a 3pc pay increase for all workers employed by Penneys.
The deal has been welcomed by retail union, Mandate, as a positive benchmark for the whole retail sector.
It comes following the breakdown of talks between management at Penneys Ireland and unions in March, when bosses of the giant clothing retailer refused the pay rise and instead issued a list of counter demands proposing a lower pay scale for workers.
The Labour Court recommended the abolition of the under-18 rate of pay and the introduction of banded hour contracts within one month, which would guarantee employees the hours they now work. It also recommended against a new three-point salary scale to replace the current six-point scale