Taoiseach commits to meeting Mandate and Debenhams workers

Friday 13 November 2020

Mandate has today (Friday, 13th November) welcomed the commitment from An Taoiseach Micheál Martin to meet with the Union. The meeting will be an opportunity to resolve the protracted dispute involving 1,000 ex-Debenhams workers and the Union is looking forward to productive engagement between the parties.

Debenhams workers have been on strike for 218 days after their employer filed for liquidation during the Covid lockdown. The workers are seeking their agreed collective redundancy package of four weeks pay per year of service.

Mandate has informed Debenhams members of this development and has reached out to the Taoiseach’s office to arrange a suitable date. Further information will be made available as developments occur.