Wednesday 22 October 2014

Strikes at M&S stores called off

Published 12/12/2013 | 23:32

29/11/2013 
The Marks & Spencer store on Henry Street, Dublin. 
Irish Marks & Spencer employees have voted in favour of industrial action following issues over  their pension scheme.
Photo:  Collins
29/11/2013 The Marks & Spencer store on Henry Street, Dublin. Irish Marks & Spencer employees have voted in favour of industrial action following issues over their pension scheme. Photo: Collins

FURTHER strike action at the Marks & Spencer chain has been deferred following intervention by the Labour Court.

Workers had planned to down tools today in an ongoing dispute over their pension scheme and other issues.

Trade union Mandate, which represents 2,300 workers, said last-minute negotiations at the Labour Relations Commission did not bring about a resolution.

However, it said both parties would attend an emergency Labour Court hearing tomorrow. SIPTU, which represents about 140 employees, also said they will defer strike action.

Mandate said it would attend in an effort to resolve the issues and avoid a third planned day of action on December 20.

Irish Independent

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