Monday 20 November 2017

Five more Tesco stores to initiate strike action today

Industrial action set to escalate
Industrial action set to escalate

Sean Duffy

Five more Tesco stores are to initiate strike action today in an escalation of the dispute between the grocery giant and disgruntled employees.

Nine Tesco store began strike action on St Valentine’s Day after employees claimed the company was attempting to alter the contractual terms of 250 workers.

Tesco stores in Artane, Ballina, Ballybrack, Blanchardstown and Monaghan will join the picket today in a bid to force the company into a rethink.

“The solution to this dispute is simple. Tesco should commit that they will not change any workers terms and conditions at work without agreement,” said John Douglas, Secretary General of the Mandate trade union.

Mr Douglas went on to criticise Tesco’s decision not to publish specific figures for profits earned in Ireland. He claimed that the company’s management were priorisiting the remuneration of shareholders above the welfare of employees.

Eight Tesco stores are currently on indefinite strike in Dublin, Kerry, Longford, Meath, Offaly and Wicklow.

The full list of stores affected by the industrial action are as follows:

• Artane Castle Shopping Centre, Kilmore Rd, Beaumont, Dublin 5

• Market Square, Ballina, Co. Mayo

• Churchview Road, Kilbogget, Ballybrack, Co. Dublin

• Roselawn Shopping Centre, Roselawn Rd, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

• Monaghan Shopping Centre, Dawson St, Tirkeenan, Monaghan

• Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2

• Ballyfermot Rd, Ballyfermot Upper, Dublin 10

• Vevay Road, Bray, Co Wicklow

• Clearwater Shopping Centre, 11 Finglas Road, Dublin 11

• Rear Main Street, Deanscurragh, Longford

• Navan Town Centre, Kennedy Rd, Dillonsland, Navan, Co. Meath

• O'Connell St, Abbeyquarter North, Sligo

• Manor West Retail Park, Ratass, Tralee, Co. Kerry

• Tullamore Retail Park, Portarlington Road, Cloncollig, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

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