The Government is to publish new employment rights legislation in the coming weeks. Photograph: Getty

Proposed new Government legislation aimed at providing greater rights to workers in low-paid and vulnerable employment is full of holes, the trade uni(...)

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 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(...)

Muireann Dalton stands outside the Dunnes Stores outlet where she works in Newtownmountkennedy in Co Wicklow. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Muireann Dalton has worked in the bakery department of Dunnes Stores in Newtownmountkennedy, Co Wicklow, for three years.She has to meet her mortgage(...)

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(...)