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#Mandate

# mandate - Friday 21 December, 2018

Tesco 'extremely disappointed' as more workers go on strike today and tomorrow

Mandate Trade Union said employees have been left with no other option.

# mandate - Thursday 27 September, 2018

Lloyds Pharmacy has accused striking workers of 'putting the lives of patients at risk'

Trade union Mandate has strongly rejected the claims.

# mandate - Sunday 2 September, 2018

Pickets set to be placed at over 30 branches of Lloyds Pharmacy tomorrow

Lloyds Pharmacy last week issued a statement outlining it had agreed on a new deal.

# mandate - Saturday 25 August, 2018

Lloyds Pharmacy workers at almost 40 stores to strike today despite company agreeing new deal

Mandate – which says it represents 270 workers at the company – has said the new deal is “not sufficient”.

# mandate - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Tesco has been reprimanded for suspending a worker after last year’s strike

The retailer sanctioned the sales assistant for posting about the dispute on Facebook.

# mandate - Saturday 18 August, 2018

8 stores closed today as Lloyds Pharmacy workers strike continues

Workers are picketing as many as 40 stores around the country.

# mandate - Monday 13 August, 2018

House of Fraser says it won't accept existing gift vouchers in Dundrum store

The UK retailer was sold off last week for a reported €100 million.

# mandate - Friday 10 August, 2018

Mandate trade union seeks meeting over future of House of Fraser Dundrum

It emerged today that the chain was bought up by the British group Sports Direct.

# mandate - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

The row over Sinn Féin's abstentionism (and why its MPs won't be taking their seats anytime soon)

The party sees its MPs as having a clear mandate not to take seats in Westminster.

# mandate - Friday 6 July, 2018

Six stores closed as over 240 Lloyds Pharmacy workers to take part in a strike today

Workers who are members of the trade union Mandate will picket stores across the country.

# mandate - Thursday 21 June, 2018

Pickets to be placed at 34 branches of Lloyds Pharmacy tomorrow

Over 200 pharmacy workers will hold a two-hour picket between 10am and midday.

# mandate - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Lloyds Pharmacy workers have voted to go on strike next week

The industrial action follows the retailer rejecting a recommendation to sit down with union officials.

# mandate - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Lloyds Pharmacy's refusal to negotiate with trade unionists could spark industrial action

The company says it deals with employees through a ‘colleague representative committee’.

# mandate - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

What does a UK election mean for Ireland? It could be good news you know...

… from a Brexit point of view at least. But could it bring about a border poll?

# mandate - Saturday 25 February, 2017

'It's very frustrating' - Union not happy with Tesco anti-strike ad campaign

Strike action at Tesco stores has been suspended temporarily to facilitate negotiations.

# mandate - Friday 24 February, 2017

Strikes at six Tesco stores delayed over union notice

The union said it was erring on the side of caution.

# mandate - Thursday 23 February, 2017

Tesco wants union to end 'reckless' strike as number of striking workers grows to 2,000

The union, however, says it is not stopping after workers in Sligo town voted to join the action.

# mandate - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Tesco: 'This dispute is about our need to compete'

By Monday, 2,000 Tesco workers will be on the picket line, according to the trade union Mandate.

# mandate - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Four Tesco stores vote to join strike, six vote against

From Monday, 20 stores will be subject to industrial action.

# mandate - Thursday 16 February, 2017

Mandate and Tesco agree to 'without prejudice' talks with a view to ending ongoing strike

The eight Tesco stores affected by the strike are set to be joined by another eight more tomorrow.

# mandate - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

'We'll be here as long as it takes': Striking Tesco workers say they're in it for the long haul

Strike action began today at eight stores and unions say more will follow.

What on earth is Project Black? And why are Irish unions so worried about it?

Ahead of today’s projected strike in eight stores, Tesco’s controversial Project Black has the unions’ hackles up.

# mandate - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Tesco and union still split as Valentine's Day strike looms large

Nine Tesco stores are set to go on strike on Tuesday 14 February.

# mandate - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Tesco is 'shocked' at unions suggesting that members 'shop with their conscience'

‘Indefinite’ industrial action is due to begin at some Tesco stores from Tuesday 14 February.

# mandate - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Tesco workers at nine stores to strike 'indefinitely' from Valentine's Day

Up to 15 stores could be affected by the strike action next week, with more ballots due tonight.

# mandate - Monday 6 February, 2017

Tesco 'disappointed' at 'inaccurate' claims by TD that 1,200 jobs are on the line

The retail giant has rejected claims by Dublin TD Joan Collins concerning potential industrial action in stores in no uncertain terms.

# mandate - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

PTSB employees vote overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action

Unite trade union members at the bank have rejected a Labour Court pay recommendation.

# mandate - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Dunnes Stores workers secure a 3% pay rise

Trade union Mandate said almost 10,000 workers would have their pay back-dated to the beginning of the month.

# mandate - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

Tomorrow's Tesco strike has been called off

It was deferred following intervention by the Workplace Relations Commission.

# mandate - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Tesco set to strike on Thursday after talks break down

Talks between Tesco and trade union Mandate have broken down, almost two weeks after the previous strike was called off.

# mandate - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Over 70 Tesco outlets to go on strike from Monday

The workers are protesting changes to contacts for up to 300 staff members.

# mandate - Thursday 21 April, 2016

Bar workers are underpaid and undervalued. We want to change that

When major pubs across the country make huge profits, bar workers too should share in their success, writes Mandate general secretary John Douglas.

# mandate - Monday 4 April, 2016

Tesco told to offer higher compensation to Dublin and Cavan workers who got no paid breaks

The company is under pressure to make higher back payments to staff who went without paid breaks.

# mandate - Sunday 28 February, 2016

Sinn Féin will try to go into government - but is on high alert for another election

Gerry Adams reiterated the his party will not go in with Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael.

# mandate - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Tesco is looking to cut long-term staff's wages in a big way

The supermarket giant is seeking to place all staff of greater than 20 years service on new, vastly-reduced, contracts.

# mandate - Saturday 6 June, 2015

THOUSANDS of protesters descend on Dunnes Stores HQ

Dublin’s city centre came to a standstill as the Mandate-organised protest march thronged the streets.

# mandate - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

"A high-stakes game of poker" - Dunnes Stores in Gorey will re-open tomorrow...

The store had shut suddenly in recent days over a dispute between the retailer and the shopping centre in which the store is based.

# mandate - Thursday 21 May, 2015

Fears for 100 jobs after 'shock closure' of Dunnes Stores in Wexford

Staff were told of the move at 6pm this evening.

# mandate - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

Dunnes workers remember their 2 years and 9 months protesting apartheid

“There were times on the picket line when we felt so down, that we just wanted to walk away from it, but we would never have gone back in…”

# mandate - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Dunnes Stores agrees to pay rise but workers say that's not good enough

The big sticking point is the fact that three quarters of staff are on part-time flexible contracts.

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