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M&S Strike Action Planned In Advance Of Christmas

Marks and Spencer staff are due to take strike action across Ireland before Christmas according to Mandate Trade Union. Over 2,000 employees of the retailer voted in favour of a strike due to the closure of the employee pension scheme. The first of a number of festive walk-outs is planned for Saturday December 7, and there will be two further days before Christmas. Pickets will take place at the 17 stores after 94% of M&S staff voted in favour of a protest. 

Gerry Light, Mandate assistant general secretary said, “Mandate has traditionally had a good relationship with Marks & Spencer, however, in recent months the company has made many decisions which are baffling and shocking.” An M&S Spokesperson commented in response to the strike announcement, "M&S has done all it can to try and move this situation forward so we are extremely disappointed that the company has been given notice that strike action has been called.” 

© 2013 - Checkout Magazine by Genna Patterson

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