An Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Tanaiste Joan Burton and Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs at the launch of the Low Pay Commission earlier this year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times 2:09

Trade union and migrant rights activists on the Low Pay Commission have disagreed with its overall recommendation that the national minimum wage shoul(...)

People taking part in a protest rally in Dublin on Saturday in support of a campaign for improved conditions of employment for workers at Dunnes Stores. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Dunnes Stores workers have promised to continue their campaign for improved conditions of employment and have called on the Government to introduce pl(...)

Mandate union assistant general secretary Gerry Light said “what use is a pay increase if management can reduce your hours by 2 or 3 in a week, leaving you with less income?”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Retailer Dunnes Stores is to award its staff a 3 per cent pay increase, the trade union Mandate has said.The union said it had lodged a claim for a 3 (...)

Mandate  members at more than 100 Dunnes Stores outlets staged a one-day stoppage on Holy Thursday, April 2nd last.  File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Staff at Dunnes Stores who are members of the Mandate trade union are to hold a major protest march in Dublin, probably in early June. At a meeting on(...)

Mandate wrote to Minister of State for Jobs Ged Nash on Wednesday as reports came in “from all over the country” of Dunnes management moving to “target” workers who had participated in last week’s strike. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Mandate trade union has written to the Minister of State for Jobs Ged Nash describing alleged intimidation by Dunnes Stores management of strikers(...)

According to the union, Mandate, the actions of management illustrated the “disproportionate level of control and power Dunnes management exert over their workers and their incomes”.

Management at Dunnes Stores have moved to “target” workers who participated in last week’s strike, with cuts to hours, changes in shift patterns and d(...)

Workers and union representatives on the picket line at Dunnes in  Henry Street, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The trade union Mandate has said its one-day strike at Dunnes Stores was a “massive success” and warned that the dispute could escalate. The union’s (...)

Last week, Mandate said 67 per cent of its members at Dunnes Stores voted in favour of industrial action. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

About 5,000 staff at Dunnes Stores who are members of the Mandate trade union are to stage a one-day strike on Thursday, April 2nd next.The planned st(...)

Mandate has said 67%of its members at Dunnes Stores voted in favour of industrial action.

Staff at the retailer Dunnes Stores have voted to undertake industrial action in a dispute over pay, contracts and representation rights.The trade uni(...)

Retailer Dunnes Stores has said it has a constitutional right not to engage directly with trade unions. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Retailer Dunnes Stores has said it has a constitutional right not to engage directly with trade unions. It has accused the trade union Mandate of seek(...)