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(...)

Dunnes Stores workers and members of the Mandate Trade Union, pictured outside the Labour Court in November. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Irish Times

Workers at Dunnes Stores are to ballot for industrial action over a number of issues including zero-hour contracts and full union recognition.The reta(...)

Mandate assistant general secretary Gerry Light: “We have reached the end of the road with Dunnes, if they won’t sit down and talk to us.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The retail trade union Mandate says it will begin consultations with its store representatives at Dunnes Stores in January over possible industrial(...)

Members of the Mandate trade union and Dunnes Stores workers outside the Labour Court today where they attended a hearing. They are looking for secure working hours and earmings for all workers in the company. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Dunnes Stores workers aligned to the Mandate trade union attended the Labour Court today where they sought better pay and work conditions. The “Decenc(...)

Tesco Ireland workers are set for payouts of between €400 and €700 after agreeing a pay deal that will see a 2 per cent rise in their wages. Photograph:  Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Tesco workers around the country have voted in favour of a 2 per cent pay rise, giving more than 14,000 employees a bum(...)

Superquinn Rathgar outlet: among the 24 stores to be rebranded under merger with SuperValu.  Photograph: Frank Miller

The Mandate trade union said yesterday it was “hopeful” that some of the 102 staff at Superquinn facing redundancy could be redeployed into other role(...)