Mandate News

They can’t spin us any more lies...

 Unemployment is down to 10.7%. GDP growth is expected to be 4.6% – the highest in the Eurozone. Emigration is lower than in previous years. Government is implementing tax cuts.... more

Mandate members urged to attend Right2Water protest tomorrow

Mandate members are urged to attend the Right2Water National Assembly which takes place tomorrow (Wednesday 10th December 2014) outside Leinster House, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 at 1.00 p.m.   Members are asked... more

Austerity kills - “A national disgrace”

THE body of Jonathan Corrie, a homeless, 42-year-old father of two from Kilkenny, was found just metres from Dail Eireann on December 1.    Over the past six years or more, politicians inside... more

Dunnes Stores once again show contempt for their workers

Industrial action may now be unavoidable   Mandate Trade Union has today (Monday, 1st December 2014) condemned Dunnes Stores for refusing to meaningfully engage with their own workers after the company wrote... more

Mandate deeply saddened by the passing of Brendan Archbold

Mandate would like to extend our condolences to the family, friends and comrades of former Mandate and IDATU official Brendan Archbold who sadly passed away last night.   Brendan was a tremendous... more

Mandate Trade Union welcomes investigation into zero hour and low hour contracts

“Study must be seen as a first step towards tackling insecure work.”   Mandate Trade Union has today (Monday, 17 November) welcomed Minister Ged Nash’s announced investigation into zero hour and low... more

Labour Court vindicates position of Dunnes workers’ union

Mandate Trade Union has today (Monday, 17th November 2014) welcomed a Recommendation from the Labour Court which vindicates the Union’s position in relation to Dunnes Stores. The Court has recommended the... more

End of austerity for highest earners but not for low-paid – say Mandate Trade Union

Mandate Trade Union has criticised Budget 2015 saying it is a highly regressive Budget which redistributes wealth from the lowest paid to the highest earners.   Mandate General Secretary John Douglas said,... more

Budget 2015 - The merry-go-round keeps turning but we need to talk about tax, pay, equality social justice

Many Irish people are starving. Poverty rates are soaring. Deprivation continues to rise. Ireland has a homelessness crisis with 40 families losing their home every... more

Water charges - helping the wealthy become wealthier

From January 2015, every single household in the country will be expected to pay water charges. The Government indicates that this will raise more than €350 million for the... more
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