All Tesco Stores will remain open today Tuesday, 14 February despite the planned strike by the trade union Mandate at eight stores, according to statement issued by the retail giant today.
Seemingly, it will be business as usual and Tesco will continue with special promotions in all it's stores for St Valentine's Day.
According to a Tesco spokesperson: “Tesco and our colleagues remain shocked that Mandate is still going ahead with this strike and that the union has advised customers to shop in non-unionised competitor stores. Five stores have voted against strike action, two stores called off their strike today due to serious concerns about the conduct of their ballot and one store decided not to proceed with its ballot before it commenced.”
The retail giant has been calling repeatedly in recent days for Mandate, which represents about 11,000 of Tesco’s 14,000 Irish workforce, to abandon its plans for strike action, which is scheduled for today and to accept the recommendations of the Labour Court, made last March.
The spokesperson added: “Tesco remains as the only employer in the food retail sector to recognise trade unions across all of its stores, offering market leading rates of pay, conditions, benefits and careers. We operate in an intensely competitive market against non-unionised retailers. We are disappointed that Mandate continues to engage in a campaign of myths and misinformation to misguide our colleagues and damage our business impacting everyone who works for Tesco."
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