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Dunnes Stores workers deserve better treatment – Cullinane

6 March, 2015 - by David Cullinane TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Workers Rights, Senator David Cullinane, has called for better treatment of Dunnes Stores workers by their employer. His entreaty follows news today that employees of Dunnes Stores will embark on industrial action in a bid to secure contracts and fair pay.

Senator Cullinane said:

“These low paid workers are being treated very shabbily by Dunnes Stores. There are many points of concern here ranging from the use of low hour contracts, low pay and the fact that the company won't recognise trade unions.

“This epitomizes all that is wrong with low pay and weak labour laws. Irish citizens deserve better protection, conditions of work and fair pay.

“At this year's Ard Fheis we're bringing forward proposals to introduce strong collective bargaining legislation, as well as to ban zero hour contracts. We are also bringing forward measures to deal with underemployment as well as calling for an increase in the minimum wage.

“Sinn Féin wants decent pay and work conditions for all employees including the Dunnes Stores workers who are being treated so poorly by their employer at this time.”

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