Tesco pickets confirmed for Monday next

Mandate trade union has confirmed that pickets will be placed on more than 70 Tesco outlets from Monday next.

It’s as a result of an ongoing dispute over pay cuts and changes to conditions of employment of up to 300 staff.

Ciaran Campbell is the Mandate representtive for Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo, Mayo and Roscommon.

He told Ocean FM News what the union is planning:


Meanwhile, there have been calls from a number of Sligo county councillors calling on Tesco not to cut their workers’ pay.

The calls came at this week’s meeting of Sligo County Council from Independents Marie Casserly and Declan Bree as well as Sinn Fein’s Sean MacManus and Thomas Healy.

Councillor MacManus said Tesco was one of the most profitable retailers in Ireland, with Councillor Casserly pointing out it did not publish its Irish profits.

Councillor MacManus said workers also needed the support of fellow workers, otherwise rights so hard gained would be lost.
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