The Socialist Workers Party (SWP) has declared its support for the proposed strike action at Dunnes Stores, saying that it hopes the move will "act as inspiration for all workers threatened with paycuts, zero hour contracts and bullying bosses."
In an editorial on its website, the SWP said that there is "overwhelming public support" for the affected workers.
"A strategy of effective pickets which shut down all Dunnes operations for the day needs to be put in place to bring the bosses to heel."
It called for a "mass meeting" of Dunnes workers to "come together to plan the next steps with their union representatives. If Dunnes management don't back down then further effective strike action should take place without delay."
Last week, Mandate announced a one-day strike to take place at the 107 Dunnes outlets around the country on Holy Thursday April 2nd, should the retailer not engage with the union to address pay and contract issues.
"Nobody wants this industrial action to go ahead but the ultimate responsibility lies with the company who can resolve this dispute with one simple phone call," said Gerry Light, Mandate Assistant General Secretary.
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