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Ó Broin supports Clondalkin and Lucan Dunnes Workers

24 March, 2015 - by Eoin O'Broin

Sinn Féin Clondalkin Councillor Eoin Ó Broin has pledged his support to the Decency for Dunnes Workers Campaign and called on the company to prevent the strike from going ahead on April 2nd.

Cllr Ó Broin also called on the public to show their support for the Dunnes Workers by turning out at the Mill Shopping Centre between 1 and 3pm on Thursday March 26th and Lucan on Friday March 27th for the solidarity protests.

Cllr Ó Broin said:

‘All workers deserve decent terms and conditions and decent pay for decent work. Unfortunately Dunnes Stores 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.

‘In response to this poor treatment the workers and their unions have launched the Decency for Dunnes Workers Campaign.  I fully support this campaign as do the rest of the Sinn Féin team here in Dublin Mid-West.

‘We also fully support the decision by the workers to strike on April 2nd in support of decent pay and conditions.

‘However Dunnes management can still prevent this strike from going ahead.  All they need to do is engage with the workers union’s representatives to negotiate an acceptable resolution to the issues affecting staff.

‘The staff at Dunnes 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 part of our community. They are being treated unfairly. This is wrong. Support them in their stand for decency at work by joining the solidarity protects in Clondalkin on Thursday and Lucan on Friday and by joining them on the picket line on Thursday April 2nd.’

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