Mandate News

Troika Watch campaign seeks Irish experiences

Trade unions from crisis countries launched Troika Watch to bring you real workers’ life- stories of austerity In voicing their opposition to austerity, UNI Europa together with member organisations from Cyprus,... more


  One Struggle: Achieving Decent Work at Home & Abroad Irish Premiere of Working Class Heroes View the Irish premiere of Working Class Heroes, a new documentary that uncovers the struggles... more

Union leaders ask members to support DCTU Pre-Budget demonstration on October 12th

‘We’re demanding an end to austerity and an end to cuts’ Mandate General Secretary and Congress President John Douglas is calling on all trade union members to attend the Dublin Council... more

Mandate Trade Union welcomes publication of JLC report

Retail union calls on Minister to implement establishment orders immediately   Mandate Trade Union has today (Wednesday, 2 October) welcomed the publication by the Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Enterprise,... more

Mandate Trade Union calls on consumers to ‘spend their money where workers count’

The Fair Shop campaign has today (Tuesday, 1 October 2013) launched a 'Fair Shop Pledge' which will give supporters of the campaign the opportunity... more

Mandate member slams austerity at People's Assembly

Mandate Trade Union member Sandra Stapleton gave a rousing speech at the recent 'People's Assembly' protest outside Leinster House. Ms Stapleton criticised the political system and government parties and called... more

100th Anniversary of the Arrival of the SS Hare Food Ship in Dublin

The 100th anniversary of the first food shipment from the British TUC to support striking workers and their families during the 1913 Lockout will be re-enacted on Saturday, 5th October,... more

Wallis workers strike for what is 'right and fair'

Last Monday (23 Sep 2013) 17 Mandate members employed by the Arcadia Group in two Wallis stores in Limerick began all out industrial action. These workers took the brave and... more

Wallis workers stand up for 'a shred of decency' in Limerick

Mandate members in Wallis in Limerick are currently taking industrial action after the company made some of the workers redundant while tearing up their agreed redundancy package. The workers... more

It is time the workers' movement was reborn

An opinion piece by Ronan Burtenshaw and Shane McNally on behalf of 1913 Unfinished Business The recent commemorations of the 1913 Lockout have recognised a watershed moment in Irish... more
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