Mandate News

Demonstration to Save the Minimum Wage Today 1pm outside Dail

A delegation of minimum wage workers will present a petition to TDs, asking them to vote against proposals to cut the... more

Government scapegoats lower paid in Budget 2011

MANDATE trade union has accused the Government of ‘scapegoating’ workers on lower and middle incomes in this afternoon’s Budget. The union – which represents over 45,000 workers in the bar... more

Administrative Staff Vacancy

 Applications are invited for the position of General Administrative staff at Mandate Head Office   Job Title:          General Administrative Staff Position Location: ... more


The Budget will be announced on Tuesday next, 7 December and we still have a few days in which we can put pressure on politicians in relation to their votes... more

John Douglas sends letter to all TDs calling for protection of the minimum wage

Re: Proposed cuts to the minimum wage and welfare payments Dear Deputy, The Government’s four year plan has targeted the most vulnerable in our society. The reduction... more

Current and New Government Should Prioritise Wage-Led Consumption Growth

Cutting the minimum wage is a political red herring and will not solve Ireland’s problems In a unique development, MANDATE Trade Union and the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) have... more

Laura Ashley threatens striking Workers with Legal Action for Speaking Out

Four striking Laura Ashley staff have received letters from their employer threatening them with “appropriate legal action” if they continue to speak out about the company’s actions arising from the... more

Poor Can't Pay Launch Campaign to Demand That TDs Protect People on Lowest Incomes from Further Cuts

A coalition of leading charities, community and voluntary groups, trade unions and academics has today launched a new hard-hitting campaign which calls on all TD’s to take a pledge to... more

New figures show further decline in the 'Real Economy'

Real danger that cutting the budget deficit over next four years will drive the economy into a long-term depression Government should renegotiate longer-term for reducing the deficit   The Mandate Trade Union... more

Mandate Trade Union says Government jobs strategy urgently needed

The Mandate Trade Union has today said that a Government jobs strategy is urgently needed to tackle the rising numbers of unemployed people. Figures released this morning by the Central... more
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