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Sinn Féin to support Dunnes Workers solidarity protest-Cllr. Daithí Doolan

25 March, 2015 - by Daithí Doolan

MANDATE trade union have organised a Solidarity Day tomorrow to show Dunnes Stores workers, who are due to go on strike on April 2nd, that they have the backing of the public and those in public life. 

Sinn Féin's Dublin City Councillor Daithí Doolan has called on the public and other political parties to show their support tomorrow.

Cllr. Doolan said:

"I would encourage the public to show their support for the Dunnes Workers by turning out tomorrow between 1-3pm at the Henry Street store, North Earl Street store and in The Mill shopping centre, Clondalkin and Lucan shopping centre stores on Friday 27th March between 1-3pm. The workers would be very much encouraged by a show of public support. The public can also show support on the day of the strike on Thursday April 2nd.

"The workers have been left with no other option but to go on strike. They have exhausted all other courses of action. Workers, including Dunnes staff, deserve decent terms and conditions and decent pay for decent work. But unfortunately Dunnes management think that it is acceptable to treat their workers badly. Zero hour contracts, poor pay and a refusal to recognise trade unions is how Dunnes treat long standing and hard-working staff.

"It is not too late for the management to avoid this strike from going ahead.  They need to engage with the workers union’s representatives to negotiate an acceptable resolution to the issues affecting staff.

"Dunnes Stores employees deserve secure hours and incomes, they deserve secure jobs, they should get fair pay and their right to trade union representation should be recognised and respected.

"Dunnes Stores workers are being treated unfairly. This is wrong, unacceptable and must be challenged. I would encourage the public to support by joining the solidarity protests in Dublin tomorrow and on Friday."

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