30 Lloyds Pharmacy stores affected by tomorrow’s industrial action

Wednesday 13 June 2018

Mandate Trade Union apologise for inconvenience to public but say company has left workers with no alternative

Mandate Trade Union has named the stores likely to be affected by tomorrow’s (Thursday, 14th June 2018) industrial action in Lloyds Pharmacy.

At 10am up to 200 workers in 30 Lloyds Pharmacy stores across the country will participate in official industrial action which will last for one hour. The Union says only 30 stores have been selected at this point in order to cause as little inconvenience to the public as possible, but that this could escalate if the company does not respond positively to the workers’ demands.

The Union is naming the stores in the public interest and asking that customers of Lloyds Pharmacy support the workers during this period of time.

Gerry Light, Mandate Assistant General Secretary said:

“We are asking customers of Lloyds Pharmacy to please support the workers and obtain their medicines from an alternative supplier while this dispute is taking place.”

He added, “Our members do not want to be on strike, and are only taking this action as a last resort. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused to the public but we ask for their understanding as our members are forced to take action.”

Mr Light explained, “The company refuses to engage with their trade union despite a Labour Court recommendation that stated: ‘“the Court recommends that the parties engage in order to seek agreement in relation to the matters raised by the Trade Union…’ Yet Lloyds Pharmacy management continue to ignore the Court, their members and their designated representatives.”

Mandate has been campaigning for improvement in working condition in Lloyds Pharmacy, including:

  • A pay increase and incremental pay scales;
  • The introduction of a sick pay scheme;
  • Security of hours and the elimination of zero hour contracts; and
  • Improvements in annual leave entitlements and public holiday premiums.

Download PDF of striking stores here:

Blanchardstown SC SuperValu SC Blanchardstown Dublin 15
Castleknock Castle Court Castlecourt SC Castleknock Dublin 15
Rathborne Unit 7 The Village Centre Rathborne Ashtown Dublin 15
Blanchardstown Main Street 2 Main Street Blanchardstown Dublin 15
Northside SC Northside SC Coolock Dublin 17
Tonlegee Rd 44 Tonlegee Road Coolock Dublin 5
Artane Castle SC Artane Castle SC Kilmore Road Dublin 5
Glasnevin 4 Fitzmaurice Road Glasnevin Dublin 11
Killester Supervalu SC Killester Dublin 3
Stoneybatter 39 Stoneybatter Stoneybatter Dublin 7
Drumcondra 10 Upr Drumcondra Road Drumcondra Dublin 9
Raheny 413 Howth Road Raheny Dublin 5
Omni Park SC Omni Park SC Santry Dublin 9
Finglas 47 Main Street Finglas Dublin 11
Coolock SC Coolock Village SC Coolock Dublin 5
Neilstown Neilstown Clondalkin Dublin 22
Mill SC Clondalkin The Mill SC Clondalkin Dublin 22
Rowlagh 1 Chaplains Place Rowlagh Dublin 22
Lucan Superquinn SC Lucan Co Dublin
Ballyfermot 292 Ballyfermot Road Ballyfermot Dublin 10
Knocklyon SC Supervalu SC Knocklyon Dublin 16
Castle Street SC Bray Supervalu SC Castle Street Bray Co. Wicklow
Nutgrove SC Nutgrove SC Rathfarnham Dublin 14
Shankill Main Street Shankill Shankill Co Dublin
Blackrock SC Blackrock SC Blackrock Co Dublin
Tallaght Main Street Main Street Tallaght Dublin 24
Wicklow Main Street Wicklow Town Co Wicklow
Baltinglass Main Street Baltinglass Co Wicklow
Pearse Street Mullingar 20 Pearse Street Mullingar Co Westmeath
Wellingtonbridge, Wexford Main Street Wellington Bridge Co. Wexford


LloydsPharmacy Ireland operates 88 stores across the Republic of Ireland with approximately 800 workers employed in their pharmacies.LloydsPharmacy is owned by the McKesson Corporation which is the largest pharmaceutical company in the world with revenues of $198.5 billion in 2017.

McKesson also own UDG Helthcare (formerly United Drug) which is headquartered in Ireland, and where the workers are afforded their right to trade union representation (SIPTU and Unite represent staff in Ireland).

More information is also available at www.lloydsworkers.com