Strikers report for work only to be presented with a new contract.
The Dunnes Stores strikers returned to their workplace in January 1987, the month a ban on the sale of South African goods came into force. But when they reported for work, they were summoned to the canteen and presented with a new contract to sign, stipulating that they handle all produce sold in Dunnes Stores.
Maggie O’Kane speaks to John Mitchell, general secretary of IDATU, about what happened in this RTÉ News report.Shop steward Karen Gearon says that no other worker has been asked to sign this new contract. Her fellow striker Theresa Mooney is very disappointed but not surprised. There is little sympathy for them from some Dunnes Stores customers.