Show Respect for Retail Workers Over the Festive Season

Show Respect for Retail Workers Over the Festive Season Friday 13 December 2019 Mandate Trade Union launched our membership led Respect Retail Workers campaign ten Christmases ago. Once again, we wish to make a renewed appeal to all retail customers to remember to treat workers, at what is the busiest time of the retail year, with courtesy and respect over Christmas 2019. In our most recent online survey we asked Retail workers to provide us with any instances, and more specifically their own personal experiences, in the retail trade of customers verbally abusing them. Mandate received 628 responses from members […]

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Human Rights Day 2020

Human Rights Day 2020 10 December is Human Rights Day — marking the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Workers rights are human rights! Please take a moment to show your support for these active campaigns on LabourStart: Poland: Reinstate sacked union leaders at Castorama South Korea: Protecting safe rates for truck drivers Philippines: Anti-union repression against teacher union Kazakhstan: Trade unionist Erlan Baltabay imprisoned – again! Cambodia: Solidarity with workers at the West Mebun temple

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Fórsa wins leave standardisation deal

A number of HSE grades, including environmental health officers, biochemists, and pharmacy and clinical measurement grades, are to get enhanced annual leave arrangements thanks to a deal painstakingly negotiated by Fórsa. The new arrangement will standardise their leave, bringing it in line with other health professional grades. The agreement also aligns the leave of similar voluntary hospital staff, who missed out on an earlier standardisation deal that aligned leave with the HSE. Under a deal brokered by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC), the improved leave is to be backdated to 2015 on a “cost neutral” basis in both the HSE […]

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