Tesco workers show solidarity at the Mandate Trade Union Conference in Galway. Photograph: Tommy Clancy

If Tesco workers fail in their battle to protect pay and conditions, the “negative ripple effect” for all private sector workers would be “significant(...)

A dispute at Tesco  centres on proposals by the retailer to move staff employed before 1996 to a different contract introduced for personnel taken on after that date. File photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

About 1,000 long-serving staff at retailer Tesco have voted overwhelmingly for strike action in a row over plans by the company to reduce their terms (...)

The dispute centres on a Labour Court recommendation which dates from April last year. Under the agreement staff would receive a two per cent increase in pay. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

Tesco stores could be forced to close if a full work stoppage goes ahead the trade union Mandate has warned. On Tuesday the union will begin balloti(...)

Trade union Mandate says that under the Tesco plan supermarket staff could lose up to  €2 perhour. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Retailer Tesco is seeking to reduce pay and conditions for about 1,000 longer serving staff as part of a move to a more “flexible “ contract of employ(...)

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

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(...)