Mandate News

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

Mandate members can now apply for our education grant

The National Executive Council of Mandate Trade Union has decided to provide financial assistance under certain conditions to members who wish to attend Evening Courses or Classes in the academic... more

Mandate urge caution on unemployment statistics

Mandate Trade Union has welcomed today’s positive Live Register figures, which show a reduction in unemployment to a five year low of 11.2 percent. However, the Union is urging caution... more

Mandate refer claim against Dunnes Stores to Labour Court

Mandate Trade Union has referred a claim on behalf of members in Dunnes Stores to the Labour Court after the company refused to attend a Labour Relations Commission (LRC)... more

The Wages Question – The Drapers’ Journal – February 1914

At a period when we hear so much about salaries, wages, conditions of employment, higher cost of living etc., and when all these questions affect shop assistants and clerks, more... more

When ISME cry ‘madness’ something is going right...

Mandate members’ recent pay rise successes have not gone unnoticed by employers’ bodies in Ireland. Mark Fielding, Chief Executive of the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises (ISME), went as far... more

Smoke and mirrors to hide the truth!

By Mandate General Secretary John Douglas The ritual political budget dance has begun in earnest before the Government announces its October 2014 budget proposals for 2015.  The political band is playing... more

Marks and Spencer Section Managers vote in favour of new proposals

Mandate members in Marks & Spencer voted by a majority of 90 percent in favour of new proposals to realign the Section Manager function at the company.   The new proposals were... more

Mandate call on all members to support Saturday’s Freedom Justice for Palestine National Demonstration

Mandate Trade Union is calling on all members to support this Saturday’s (9th Aug) national demonstration in support of the people of Palestine who have been devastated in the... more

Mandate win landmark sick pay Recommendation for Tesco workers

The Labour Court has recommended Tesco Ireland accept Mandate Trade Union’s position on how social welfare illness benefit payments should be treated by the company.   The Court’s Recommendation, which covers some... more
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