Labour Court case against TK Maxx resumes

Wednesday 14 February 2018

Last Thursday (8th February) the Labour Court resumed Mandate Trade Union’s case against TK Maxx in relation to:

  • A pay rise and the introduction of a proper pay scale with increments based on length of service, which is the norm in retail.
  • More secure working hours – including contracts that guarantee more weekly working hours and offering additional hours to staff before new staff are hired.
  • At least two weeks advance notice of staff rosters and proper consultation regarding any changes to them.

Since Mandate initiated the claim last year, the company made some concessions including a 3% pay rise in April, increases to the weekly contracted hours for some workers and more advance rostering.

Mandate believes these concessions do not go far enough to fully address TK Maxx workers’ main concerns – and has warned that these concessions can be eradicated at the sole discretion of management at a later date.

Gerry Light, Mandate Assistant General Secretary said: “The Company, again, failed to attend the Labour Court to hear or respond to the TK Maxx workers’ claim.  They continue to refuse to meet with the workers through their Union and refuse to engage with the state’s industrial relations bodies.  This is completely unacceptable.”

He added, “The Court will make a recommendation in the coming days and we will keep our members informed as soon as it is issued. Once it is issued, we will meet our members in TK Maxx to consider all options available to them.”

If you have any queries please contact your local Mandate office.