Mandate News

Fair Shop drive gets thumbs-up

Following on from the very successful launch of Fair Shop at Christmas, a range of national and international organisations have announced their backing for this exciting and innovative initiative. Uni Global... more

The Anglo deal: smoke and mirrors or a game changer?

by John Douglas If at this stage like me you have had it up to the “eyeballs” with spin and counter spin on the Government’s Anglo Bank promissory note deal, then... more

Strong Action Required to Combat Slavery in Ireland

NEWS RELEASE  Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI)    MRCI and ICTU, together with victims of slavery in Ireland and EU... more

Labour Court calls on Dunnes Stores to “engage” with workers’ union

Mandate Trade Union has today slammed Dunnes Stores for refusing to honour its obligations under a deal the company committed to in 1996. Mandate, which represents thousands... more

Household distress is at “unprecedented levels”

According to Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan today, household financial distress is at "unprecedented levels." This can be seen, he said, from the "extraordinary" rates of arrears... more

BQ behaviour is “beyond contempt,” say Mandate Trade Union

The announcement today that 92 workers in B&Q will be made redundant in Athlone and Waterford is “beyond contempt” according to the Mandate Trade Union. The Union,... more

Mandate Trade Union condemns BQ for refusing meeting regarding examinership

Mandate Trade Union today (Tuesday, 12 February) strongly condemned management at B&Q for refusing to meet with the workers’ representatives to discuss the recent decision to place the home improvement... more

More than 110,000 protest around Ireland

More than 110,000 people took part in demonstrations around the country last weekend to protest against the debt burden that has been placed on the Irish people. Mandate members... more

Mandate Trade Union says members angry at debt deal

Mandate Trade Union said thousands of their members around the country marched alongside 110,000 Irish protesters today in opposition to the burden of debt that has been placed on the... more

Get behind the Mandate banner tomorrow

Mandate members are encouraged to get to the various rallies before 1:30pm at the latest tomorrow (Feb 9). Those in Dublin, please make your way directly to Cook Street. Fall... more
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