Tesco has expressed its 'shock' at the news that Mandate is planning to ballot at even more stores this week, according to a recent statement the retail giant issued.
This will be in addition to the 16 Tesco stores which are on strike action since Valentine's Day (14 February).
A Tesco spokesperson said, “We are shocked that Mandate is balloting in more stores this week in an effort to up the ante in this dispute. There is no justification for strike action when there is a Labour Court backed solution to this issue.”
Following a meeting with Mandate, which took place last Friday (17 February), the retailer outlined that it is willing to discuss the issue further, “Tesco is always open to constructive dialogue, which is why we have spent 13 months in discussion with Mandate between the Workplace Relations Commission and the Labour Court. In good faith we met Mandate on Friday at their request on a without prejudice basis with a view to resolving this issue”. It added.
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