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Dunnes Stores staff get 3pc pay rise

Tuesday, July 08 11:35:11

Dunnes are to implement a 3pc pay increase for over 10,000 workers in its 116 stores across the country following protracted negotiations with the Mandate trade union.

The pay increase for Dunnes workers forms part of a comprehensive claim by the union as part of its Decency for Dunnes Workers campaign, launched in April.

That full claim includes: The introduction of banded hour contracts; a review of pay scales and pay rates currently in operation in the business; a review of temporary contracts that are being over utilised; a claim for a 3pc pay increase and the right to representation for Mandate members in Dunnes Stores.

Mandate Assistant General Secretary Gerry Light said, "Obviously this news is very welcome, but the hourly increase only partially addresses the claim which we recently served on the company as part of our campaign."