Dunnes Stores workers seek improved conditions at hearing

Absence of multiple at Labour Court ‘extremely disappointing’, says union

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

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 “Decency for Dunnes Workers” campaign is focused on hours and earnings, job security and the right to union representation. Employees say they don’t know how many hours’ work they will get in any given week.

Mandate described the non-participation of Dunnes management as “extremely disappointing”.

Assistant general secretary Gerry Light said the company needed to come into line with other retailers.

Mandate says it expects a decision from the Labour Court in the coming days.

The company was unreachable for comment this evening.