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General secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions Patricia King said a growing proportion of the working population is being subjected to precarious working arrangements. Photograph: Eric Luke

Workers in the community health, hospitality, retail and education sectors are being exploited by way of low-hour or “if and when” contracts, an Oirea(...)

Tesco staff on strike at the retailer’s store in Phibsborough, Dublin last week. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/CollinsDerry

Mandate has expressed “disbelief and disappointment” at the absence of a response from Tesco to proposals it put forward at talks on Friday. They sai(...)

 Tesco staff on strike at the retailer’s store in Phibsborough, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Talks between management at retailer Tesco and the Mandate trade union aimed at resolving a strike that has affected 16 of the company’s stores over r(...)

Mandate union members Laura Bennett and Louise McFarlane  on the picket line at Tesco in Finglas. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

Talks will take place between management at retailer Tesco and the Mandate trade union in an attempt to resolve a strike over terms and conditions for(...)

  Tesco strike: workers picket outside the firm’s  store on Baggot Street. The retailer has said it is  “shocked”   by   Mandate’s reluctance to accept  Labour  Court  recommendations made in November. Photo: RollingNews.ie

Tesco has risked an escalation of the industrial dispute at the company by halting deductions for union subscriptions from the wages of staff at store(...)

 Striking Tesco workers and Mandate Trade Union members pictured  on the picket line at Tesco, Clearwater, in Finglas, Dublin. Photograph: Collins

Mandate has written to Tesco seeking a fresh round of “without prejudice” talks to resolve a dispute which has seen an indefinite strike called at eig(...)

Tesco workers on strike outside the Tesco store on Baggot Street. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Mandate’s decision to strike at Tesco in a row over terms and conditions for long-serving staff is “an entirely unreasonable move against a good emplo(...)

Workers who joined the company prior to 1996 are at the centre of the dispute. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

Strike action due to take place this week at two Tesco stores in Ballina and Sligo has been deferred after a “technical error” in the original ballot (...)

Mandate said new contracts would result in some workers experiencing reduced incomes of up to 15 per cent along with increased flexibility.

Staff at five more Tesco stores have voted for industrial action. It follows an announcement earlier this week that workers in nine outlets would go (...)

Staff working in nine Tesco stores across the State are to stage an indefinite strike from next Tuesday.  Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters.

Staff working in nine Tesco stores across the State are to stage an indefinite strike from next Tuesday. The trade union Mandate said the dispute cou(...)

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