Mandate News

30 years ago today - Irish workers took a stand against oppression

Exactly thirty years ago today, Mary Manning, a 21-year-old shop worker at the Dunnes Stores outlet in Henry Street. Dublin, refused to check out two oranges from South Africa.    She had... more

Stop Israel’s slaughter in Gaza - support tomorrow's rally

Sat, 19 July 2014, 14:00 Assemble @ The Spire, O'Connell Street, Dublin 1   For a full list of rallies throughout the country click here   Mandate General Secretary John Douglas is calling... more

Mandate welcomes concession of 3pc pay increase for Dunnes Stores workers

  “This pay increase forms only one part of our claim with the company” says Union.   Mandate Trade Union, which represents more than 4,000 workers in Dunnes Stores, has today (Tuesday, 8th... more

Taking a stand and making labour history

THREE shopworkers involved in one of the most famous labour actions in Irish history – the Dunnes Stores strike of the mid-1980s – spoke at a special event organised by... more

Marks and Spencer members vote to accept proposals

Mandate Trade Union members in Marks & Spencer have today (Friday 13th June 2014) voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new set of proposals, which puts an end to a... more

Mandate call for ethical consumerism on World Day Against Child Labour

Mandate General Secretary John Douglas has called on workers and consumers to “challenge” the scourge of child labour by checking out how shops source their products and making ethical choices... more

Mandate Trade Union congratulate Paris Bakery workers

Workers’ fight for change in legislation continues Mandate General Secretary John Douglas has expressed his congratulations to the workers in the Paris Bakery after they won their hard fought... more

Mandate invites politicians to Paris Bakery rally

Mandate Trade Union has written to all TD's and Senators inviting them to attend and support the Paris Bakery workers at a rally outside the Dail today (Wednesday, 4 June... more

Paris Bakery workers visit owner’s house seeking unpaid wages

Mandate Trade Union has been supporting a group of workers in the Paris Bakery on Moore Street in Dublin who were left without more than three months pay equating to... more

Mandate General Secretary in occupation of Paris Bakery

John Douglas, Mandate General Secretary and President of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU), is currently involved in an occupation of the Paris Bakery Restaurant on Moore Street in... more
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