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# 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.

# mandate - Monday 13 April, 2015

The Anti-Austerity Alliance would consider nationalising Dunnes Stores Socialist Revolution This post contains videos

The Anti-Austerity Alliance would consider nationalising Dunnes Stores

The retail giant is involved in an ongoing dispute with some unionised workers.

# mandate - Sunday 12 April, 2015

Mandate compiling dossier of "incidents of victimisation and intimidation" at Dunnes Stores

The disputes committee of the trade union will meet again tomorrow.

# mandate - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

Thursday: Dunnes Stores strike... Friday: Dunnes Stores dismissals

The retailer has escalated the hardline nature of its employee relations by apparently letting some striking staff go in the wake of the workers’ action on 2 April.

# mandate - Saturday 4 April, 2015

While there's a limit to what employers should provide for workers, I wish Dunnes strikers the very best

A friend of mine wondered what a capitalist like me was doing expressing support for striking workers, but all’s fair in my view.

# mandate - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Poll: Would you shop in Dunnes today? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you shop in Dunnes today?

Or would you avoid the shops in support of the workers?

# mandate - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Thousands of Dunnes staff are only one step away from mass strikes

Their union says workers are being denied a basic standard of living.

# mandate - Friday 19 December, 2014

Three-quarters of Dunnes Stores workers are on part-time flexible contracts

This comes from a survey carried out by Mandate Trade Union on worker satisfaction.

# mandate - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Leo Varadkar thinks our abortion laws are 'too restrictive' Repeal The 8th This post contains videos

Leo Varadkar thinks our abortion laws are 'too restrictive'

The Health Minister had made a landmark speech in the Dáil tonight.

# mandate - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Joan Burton: Labour will see out its term in office

The Tánaiste has said that a General Election won’t be taking place next year.

# mandate - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Protest group dismisses water charge concessions as 'an attempt to buy time'

Right2Water is planning another mass protest on 10 December.

# mandate - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Dunnes Stores a no-show at Labour Court dispute

Workers for the major retailer are seeking more secure hours and earnings.

# mandate - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Paris Bakery workers visit owner's home calling for unpaid wages

Staff at the Paris Bakery on Moore Street have been holding a sit-in.

# mandate - Friday 23 May, 2014

Mandate writes to Dunnes Stores owners over worker issues

The trade union says the company didn’t reply to a recent letter it sent it.

Tennessee becomes first US state to bring back electric chair

It’s because European manufacturers have refused to provide common drugs for use in US executions.

# mandate - Monday 28 April, 2014

Mandate union secures €20m in pay increases for 40,000 members

By winning pay increases, Mandate says members have more money to spend in the local economy.

Union hits out at Dunnes over workers' contracts lower than 15 hours per week

Mandate launched the ‘Decency for Dunnes Workers Campaign at the unions Biennial Delegate Conference in Killarney.

# mandate - Sunday 27 April, 2014

Mandate union says water charges will result in job losses for the real economy

Mandate General Secretary John Douglas said workers who work for companies making substantial profits now deserve a pay increase.

# mandate - Friday 25 April, 2014

Every little helps: Thousands of Tesco workers get a pay rise

The workers will get between €400 and €700 extra per year.

# mandate - Monday 10 March, 2014

Mandate union withdraws from strike action at DAA

General Secretary John Douglas said they will attend a meeting with the expert panel this Friday.

# mandate - Monday 10 February, 2014

SIPTU members at Dublin and Cork airports in massive vote for strike action

The margin of the DAA vote was 94 per cent in favour of industrial action.

# mandate - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Leaving to work in Australia? Make sure you know your rights

A pamphlet published by two unions and Sinn Féin gives details of pay conditions as well as contact information for groups offering support to Irish migrants in the country.

# mandate - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Marks and Spencer strike for tomorrow called off

Employees voted to accept recommendations by the Labour Court.

# mandate - Sunday 15 December, 2013

This map shows food poverty 'is a reality in every county in Ireland'

Two unions are calling on the government to provide aid to organisations offering food assistance to those struggling this Christmas.

# mandate - Friday 13 December, 2013

Mandate to recommend acceptance of Labour Court M&S proposals

Mandate to recommend acceptance of Labour Court M&S proposals

Members are to be balloted on the recommendations next week.

Penneys staff vote for 3 per cent pay increase deal

Mandate said the deal includes the abolition of the under-18 rate of pay at the Irish store.

Labour Court to tackle M&S dispute, as threat of further pre-Christmas strike remains

Representatives from Mandate, SIPTU and M&S management will attend today’s hearing, aimed at solving a dispute over changes to the retailer’s pension scheme.

# mandate - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Tomorrow’s Marks & Spencer strike called off following talks

Management and unions will attend an emergency Labour Court hearing on Friday to try and end the dispute.

# mandate - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Dunnes Stores strikers to attend Nelson Mandela's funeral

Nelson Mandela met with the Dunnes Stores strikers after his release in 1990 and said that their stand helped keep him going during his imprisonment.

More than 2,000 Marks & Spencer workers on strike today over pensions

The majority of the 17 Marks and Spencer stores around the country are closed today as staff take industrial action.

# mandate - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Workers slam 'inconsiderate' Dunnes over withdrawal of staff parking spaces

The Mandate trade union says workers could lose up to €76 per week from their income in parking expenses as a result of the move.

# mandate - Monday 18 November, 2013

Union expresses fears for Arnotts and Boyers jobs

Mandate says that the sale of the debt of the landmark store should prioritise jobs.

# mandate - Friday 25 October, 2013

Wallis strike comes to an end after five weeks

The strike could have escalated to include stores in Blanchardstown and Liffey Valley, had a satisfactory conclusion not been reached.

# mandate - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Employees at Wallis on Grafton Street to go on strike today

Workers are taking industrial action in support of their colleagues at a Limerick branch who they say have been ‘locked out’ for more than three weeks.

# mandate - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Brian Walsh: 'Seanad abolition is Enda Kenny's baby and I won't go against it'

The Fine Gael TD, who lost the party whip, says he will not join a new alliance made up of his fellow party dissidents.

# mandate - Monday 9 September, 2013

Strike averted at four Marks & Spencer stores

Under the agreement staff will be able to apply for redeployment at nearby stores.

# mandate - Monday 19 August, 2013

Mandate workers at M&S vote in favour of industrial action

Pickets will be placed on four stores on or after 10 September.

Result in Marks and Spencer strike ballot due today

The staff from four stores were balloted on strike action last Friday.

# mandate - Friday 18 January, 2013

SIPTU to seek pay increases for retail workers after Dunnes deal

SIPTU welcomes Dunnes Stores’ agreement to increase pay by 3 per cent, and says it wants rises elsewhere.