Dunnes Stores concede Mandate claim for 3pc pay increase

Wednesday 27 September 2017, 12am

Mandate Trade Union today welcomed the announcement to award its members employed in Dunnes Stores a 3% pay increase for 2017/18 effective from 3rd October 2017.

 
This is the fifth consecutive concession of a 3% pay claim by Mandate Trade Union for Dunnes Stores workers in as many years.
 
Mr Gerry Light, Assistant General Secretary stated:
 
“This declaration by management comes in the wake of a pay and benefits claim served by the Union on the employer earlier this year”.
 
Mr Light added: “whilst the pay increase is welcome, we are conscious that the other important elements of the Union’s claim have not as yet been addressed by the Company”.
 
These aspects of the claim include the following:
 
Introduction of a banded hours framework to secure certainty of weekly working hours
Creation of an agreed number of additional full time jobs
Application of staff discounts to all Union members
 
Mr Light concluded: “It now appears that Dunnes Stores management have no intention of dealing with the entirety of the Union’s claim. Therefore the matter will have to be pursued through the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) and the Labour Court if necessary.
 
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