Dunnes Stores National Committee thank public and politicians for helping to secure pay increase
The Dunnes Stores National Committee consisting of Mandate shop stewards from across the country have thanked the public and some politicians for their support in obtaining a 10% pay increase and 20% staff discount.
The workers celebrated their victory in December 2021 but say this win wouldn’t have been possible without the backing of their colleagues, as well as the Dunnes Stores customers.
Cathy McLoughlin from Dunnes Stores in Dundalk said: “We’re so grateful to everyone who backed us. Dunnes don’t negotiate with our union, Mandate, so we have to put pressure on them in a variety of different ways. That’s why our customer petition and the support our customer showed in videos was so important.”
Padraig O’Reilly from Dunnes Stores in Clonakilty added: “We asked every TD in the country to sign the petition and told them we’d be letting all of our 10,000 colleagues know who stood with us and who didn’t. That’s why we’re publishing the list today. You can read that list in full by clicking here.