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(...)

Dunnes Stores closed the branch at Gorey Shopping Centre last Thursdayon foot of  a successful injunction, obtained at the High Court, to prevent the company from continuing to use a door that opened directly onto the centre’s carpark. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Staff at a branch of Dunnes Stores in Co Wexford, which closed to the public last week, are continuing to work at the store, their union representa(...)

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(...)

In Henry Street picketers were joined by former Dunnes strikers Mary Manning, Liz Deasy and Sandra Griffin, who in 1984 refused to handle South African fruit in protest at the apartheid regime. Photograph: The Irish Times 2:04

Dunnes Stores is coming under pressure from across the political spectrum to make moves to resolve what trade unions have described as the biggest pri(...)

 Strikers  picketing outside Dunnes Stores in Cornelscourt,  south Dublin. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Dunnes Stores outlets remained quiet as striking workers placed pickets outside more than 100 branches across the State. While some shoppers passed pi(...)

Dunnes Strike Workers picket at Cornelscourt, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

At Dunnes Stores, Clonakilty, Co Cork 21 of the 75 staff rotated shifts on the picket line from 7am until 10pm. The car park remained quiet and most c(...)

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(...)

Ged Nash: he has declared that 2015 is the year of the pay rise across the economy

Before the Government’s new Low Pay Commission even held its first meeting this week, the battle lines were drawn between unions and employers on what(...)

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(...)