Find a page

98% of Dunnes staff want security
19 Dec 2014 10:10
A survey of Dunnes Stores employees has found that over three quarters of respondents are on part-time flexible employment contracts.
-
The survey, carried out by retail union Mandate, also found that 98% of those surveyed wanted more stable working hours.
-
Later today, a delegation of Dunnes Stores workers will deliver a giant Christmas card to the company's head office in Dublin, seeking improvements in the employment conditions.
-
Dunnes Stores employs around 10,000 staff in 112 stores nationwide.
-
Mandate, which represents 4,000 of those employees, has been campaigning for a number of years for better contracts for its members.
-
The union has previously taken its case to the Labour Court but the company chose not to attend - and to date has declined to comment on the row.
-
The union has not ruled out the possibility of industrial action in the dispute.
-
Employees argue that many are on contracts which require them to be available for work on a permanent basis, but with no guarantee of a fixed number of hours.
-
This leaves them with significant uncertainty regarding earnings and security.
-
Mandate says this latest survey of more than 1,300 Dunnes employees found that 76%, over three quarters, were on part time flexible contracts.
-
The survey also shows that 85% claim insecurity of hours and rostering is used as a method of control and 98% want more stable working hours, and the right to trade union representation.
-

Where can I get RTÉ Aertel Digital?

RTÉ Aertel Digital is an enhanced digital version of the RTÉ Aertel teletext service. It functions in the same way as the analogue service, offering current news, sport and weather updates but is now more agile and easier to use.

RTÉ Aertel Digital is available on Saorview, the new free digital TV service in Ireland.
Press TEXT button on your remote to launch Aertel from RTÉ One, RTÉ Two, RTÉ News Now.