Current situation: There is widespread use of fixed term and temporary contracts within Dunnes Stores. In many instances, workers’ initially get 3-month contracts followed by 6-month contracts. Many are then let go without explanation and replaced by others on similar short-term contracts. Consequently the available hours are being deliberately directed away from established members of staff.
What we want: Permanent contracts with standard probation periods. Temporary or fixed contracts should only be used for agreed periods to cover specific events such as seasonal trading demands Christmas and planned absence or leave.