Dunnes Stores SIPTU members have expressed satisfaction with the announcement that the company has conceded the 3% pay claim made by SIPTU and Mandate last month.
However, SIPTU Organiser, Derek Casserly, commented that while the annual pay rise is important for staff, “the company has yet to accept that they require certainty regarding their working hours”.
He explained, “A pay increase will improve hourly pay rates but as our members’ hours can be reduced by management and there is no guarantee they will see the benefit of this increase in their pay packets.
“Our members are still pursuing the implementation of banded hour contracts to ensure some level of certainty and security of their week-to-week earnings. Our members are only seeking to achieve secure hours and earnings, job security, fair pay and the right to be represented by their trade union.”
SIPTU representatives are undertaking a series of meetings around the country with members in Dunnes Stores, where members are being briefed on a Labour Court recommendation issued last week in relation to their claim for the implementation of secure contracts.
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