The Dunnes Stores strike – fantastic workers’ action

Photo: RTE

Photo: RTE

I’ve written about this over on the Redline blog:

Six thousand workers employed in 109 Dunnes Stores in the south of Ireland staged a 24-hour strike yesterday (Thursday, April 2).  (The business sells food, clothing, home furnishings; they’re roughly similar to a chain like Woolworths in NZ.)

Whereas in New Zealand, there is currently a campaign against zero-hours contracts, in the Dunnes Stores case the  most pressing issue is low-hours contracts.  About 80 percent of Dunnes workers have only 15 hours guaranteed work a week, so the effect is still that they cannot plan their finances beyond any one week, if even that.  The strike is also for. . .

full at: https://rdln.wordpress.com/2015/04/03/6000-dunnes-stores-workers-strike-in-south-of-ireland/

Phil

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Posted on April 2, 2015, in Economy and workers' resistance, Irish politics today, Social conditions, Trade unions, twenty-six counties, Workers rights. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on The Dunnes Stores strike – fantastic workers’ action.

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