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# mandate - Thursday 17 January, 2013

Dunnes Stores 14,000 staff to get 3% pay rise

This will be the first pay increase for the retailer’s staff since 2007.

# mandate - Monday 26 November, 2012

Court to hear petition to wind up Dunnes Stores next month

Up to 18,000 jobs are potentially in jeopardy as a result of the action.

# mandate - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added Tetris-playing pumpkins

Here’s all the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Unions serve Aer Lingus notice of industrial action

A two-hour work stoppage is scheduled to take place on Monday 19 November.

Unions meet to discuss Aer Lingus industrial action

The meeting follows the breakdown of talks over the staff pension scheme in the Labour Relations Committee last week.

# mandate - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Staff at UCD student bar call off planned strike action at last minute

Staff had planned the strike action for today after they did not receive redundancy payments due after the bar closed unexpectedly.

# mandate - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Risk of breakaway Labour party dismissed

Labour MEP Nessa Childers said that there is a risk “in the medium term of a breakaway political party forming” and that the Programme for Government needs to be renegotiated.

# mandate - Sunday 27 May, 2012

Trade unions join forces in calling for No vote on Fiscal Compact

Three of the country’s major trade unions have reiterated their call for a No vote in the upcoming Fiscal Compact referendum.

# mandate - Saturday 26 May, 2012

Foreign aid, college fees and pregnancies: the week in statistics

How much will the US’s aid cuts to Pakistan really matter? And just how many priests have been connected with abuse allegations?

# mandate - Friday 25 May, 2012

Average €100 drop in weekly pay for many retail workers - union

Mandate said 18,000 of its members have seen their weekly take-home pay reduced by an average €100 in the last year.

# mandate - Monday 30 April, 2012

And they're off: Campaigning for referendum to get underway

The Environment Minister Phil Hogan is expected to sign the referendum order today, kicking off just over a month of campaigning.

# mandate - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

ICTU will not advise members on how to vote in fiscal treaty

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions says there is no support for the treaty in it ranks – but that it fears a No vote could exclude Ireland from the European Stability Mechanism.

ICTU meets today to determine Fiscal Compact stance

Three major trade unions have called on its members to vote No in the referendum next month.

# mandate - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

As three unions say no, ICTU to discuss common policy on Fiscal Compact

The Tánaiste has appealed directly to union members suggesting that leaders are not acting in the best interests of members.

# mandate - Monday 23 April, 2012

TEEU advises members to vote 'No' on fiscal treaty

Technical Engineering and Electrical Union has become the third trade union to advise members to vote No in the fiscal compact treaty.

# mandate - Sunday 22 April, 2012

Government refuses to engage in bidding wars over treaty

Minister of State for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton has questioned the ‘No’ stance taken by trade union Mandate.

# mandate - Thursday 1 March, 2012

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GALLERY: Thousands march across European cities against austerity cuts

Marches took place across Spain as well as in Paris, Athens, Lisbon and Brussels, with hundreds at a demo in Dublin.

# mandate - Thursday 22 December, 2011

Minimum wage reforms spark 'outrage' among employers

The Government earlier announced plans to overhaul the JLC system for setting basic pay rates.

# mandate - Saturday 26 November, 2011

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In pictures: unions lead march against austerity in Dublin

Turnout was reported to be less than two-thousand people.

Thousands expected for Dublin protest against austerity

The trade union-backed rally is to take place in Dublin city centre from noon today.

# mandate - Tuesday 18 January, 2011

Naas staff vote to accept Superquinn redundancy deal

52 of the 103 staff at Superquinn in Naas will be offered jobs elsewhere, with the rest facing compulsory redundancy.

# mandate - Wednesday 24 November, 2010

Trade Unions slam minimum wage cut and tax hikes

The Mandate trade union blasts the “double whammy” of cutting wages for the worst off, while also taxing them.