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Dunnes Stores workers set to strike over work and pay conditions

NewsBy Karl Doyle
Dunnes Stores workers say their employer won't even meet with them
Dunnes Stores workers say their employer won't even meet with them

Workers at Dunnes Stores have voted by a two thirds majority to take industrial action against the supermarket chain.

Members of Mandate Trade Union voted today and said a national strike committee will be getting together next Tuesday to discuss the type of action to be taken.

The dates of the proposed strike will also be discussed by the committee.

Dunnes’ workers have concerns with a number of issues, including the implementation of banded-hour contracts, the right of representation, the use of temporary contracts and fair pay – and say they just want to match the conditions of other retail outlets such as Penneys, Supervalu and Tesco.

They also say their employer has refused to even meet with them - and they would be willing to call the strike action off if such a meeting takes place.

Dunnes Stores management has made no comment so far.