Dunnes Stores were instructed to compensate their night workers after deducting their salaries last year after they took part in a strike, reported the Sunday Business Post.
The industrial action resulted in four employees being docked between €61 and €65 from their salaries. The Labour Court ordered the retail giant to pay each of the employees affected by the wage deduction in 2015, a settlement of €300 each.
On April 1st 2015 the staff in question staged a 24-hour strike from midnight over low-hour contracts, jobs and income security. They were advised by management not to report for the remainder of their shifts after the strike had ended into the morning of April 3rd. As a consequence, this affected their income.
The four claimants who were supported by the trade union Mandate, said that their employer was obliged to give them a weeks written notice before withholding money from them, after only receiving one days notice.
Dunnes Stores has 152 stores throughout Ireland, the UK and Spain, and employs almost 15,000 people.
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