Minister of State at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Ged Nash TD, has called for both parties involved in the dispute at Dunnes Stores outlet in Gorey to "ensure that the matters of dispute are resolved in a lasting way, in the interests of all of the businesses affected, their employees and their customers."
While not mentioning Dunnes Stores by name, Nash also urged the 'company in question' to "keep its employees fully informed of developments in the matter".
He was responding to questions from Fianna Fáil's Dara Calleary and John Browne, both of whom were seeking details on the actions the Department has taken to protect jobs at the store.
Nash "welcomed the fact" that the supermarket has now re-opened, for a reported two month period.
Next Saturday (June 6), Dunnes Stores workers will hold a march to Dunnes Stores Head Office, as part of the Decency For Dunnes Workers campaign, organised by Mandate trade union.
In a statement on its website last Friday, Mandate said that "the behaviour of Dunnes Stores management and the treatment of Dunnes Stores workers in recent months has lifted the veil on the type of precarious, insecure and low paid employment that has spread through our economy like a cancer."
It added that Saturday's actions will "send a strong message to employers and politicians […] that a society built on low pay and precarious work is totally unacceptable." [Picture source: Google Maps]
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