Mandate News

Tesco attempts cuts to pay and conditions for long serving staff

Mandate Trade Union said yesterday’s announcement by Tesco management that long serving members of staff would be facing pay cuts, more flexibility and reduced terms of conditions of employment would... more

Mandate calls for end to minimum wage rates which exploit young workers

Mandate Trade Union has called for the abolition of exploitative and ageist sub-minima wage rates, where employers are legally allowed to pay below the minimum wage if the worker is... more

Losing Boyers... what it means to me

Boyers staff member Kieron Byrne reflects on what he and his colleagues will miss about Boyers – a ‘very special’ place to work – when it closes it doors on... more

STRAIGHT TALKING: Decent jobs and a living weekly wage

By John Douglas, Mandate General Secretary   THE RECENT announcement by Musgraves/SuperValu of the closure of their stores in Clonmel and Carlow was a hammer blow for the 100 plus Mandate members and their... more

Mandate Trade Union welcomes Joint Oireachtas Report on Low Pay

Mandate Trade Union has today (Wednesday, 9th December) welcomed the Report on Low Pay, Decent Work, and a Living Wage published by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and... more

SuperValu workers devastated by closure of Carlow and Clonmel stores

The 98 SuperValu workers in the Carlow and Clonmel stores are devastated at the news that their stores are to close in January according to Mandate Trade Union. The Union says... more

Mandate urges immediate implementation of zero hour contract recommendations

Mandate Trade Union, the retail and bar workers’ union, has welcomed today’s report into low and zero hour contracts saying that the recommendations, if implemented, would represent a significant step... more

Mandate members urged to check the register and prepare to vote

There are approximately 300,000 people in Ireland who are not registered to vote. Almost 40% of them are young people under the age of 25.
With an election less than... more

Building a recovery on the backs of workers

SINCE the financial crisis began in 2008, Mandate members have had to put up with attacks on their living standards from all fronts; from their employers – through pay... more

Mandate urges caution on ‘Living Wage’ employers

Mandate urges caution on ‘Living Wage’ employers
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