Mandate Trade Union has announced that its Dunnes Stores National Disputes Committee has decided on an initial one day strike to take place on Holy Thursday, the 2nd of April.
The Committee, consisting of ten Dunnes Stores workers, said the strike will go ahead in 107 stores nationwide if the senior management does not agree to a meeting with the workers through their trade union to discuss the issues in dispute.
Bernie Wesley, a Dunnes Stores worker from Dundalk, commented, “There is one group of people who can ensure this strike doesn’t go ahead, and that’s Dunnes Stores. All they have to do is agree to meet with us through our union and negotiate in relation to all of the issues in dispute. We’re urging them strongly to do the right thing and prevent this strike.”
Gerry Light, Mandate Assistant General Secretary added, “Dunnes, like every employer in this state have a moral responsibility to their own workers and there are failing them in this regard. 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.”
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