Updated: 23/02/17 : 04:51:44Printable Version
SLIGO TESCO staff members of Mandate trade union will now join the national strike.
This follows a decision made by ballot at a meeting last night, Wednesday.
However, the 'RTE News Now' online app does not offer any figures on the vote in Sligo.
Mandate now claims that over 2,000 Tesco workers in 22 stores will be on strike from next week.
dispute centres on a company plan to move up to 250 pre-1996 employees
to conditions requiring a changed working week and cuts in premia.
are renewed fears that some businesses in Sligo's Tesco arcade could
see drops in business takings if footfall drops during a strike.
Other centres similar to Sligo, (Bray, Greystones, Finglas,) are reporting up to 90 per cent drop in business by tenants as footfall decreases.
Employers group, IBEC, has refused a Labour Court invitation to talks.
night the group claimed the Labour Court invitation was ''being cited
in some parts of the Tesco business to encourage a vote for strike
action in ballots.''
RTE's website: ''Industrial observers are concerned that there appears
to be no sign of a settlement and that the impact of the dispute will
The disputes come on the back of a financial crisis in the firm's UK parent company.
In the Irish market, Tesco's hitherto dominance has been overtaken in recent industry surveys by a number of multiples.