Strike action is stalled for nurses and Tesco workers

Fiona Heavey

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Fiona Heavey

Tesco Carrick-on-Shannon will remain open during strike on Saturday

Tesco workers protested at Carrick-on-Shannon on December 22, 2018

Planned strikes by nurses and Carrick-on-Shannon Tesco workers have been stalled as talks continue to try and find adequate solutions.


Mandate trade union has deferred any further strike action at Tesco in Carrick-on -Shannon pending moves to resolve the dispute.
This decision was made after both sides invited the Workplace Relations Commission to hold conciliation talks, which have been scheduled for March 13.
The progress came after workers staged a one-day strike at the store in December in relation to a row over contracts and working hours.


A further strike on January 26 was suspended after communication was made by Tesco management, Mandate's Ciaran Campbell says he is hopeful a resolution can be found.
A three day national strike by nurses was called off on Monday after the Labour Court intervened.
The Labour Court has recommended a new nurse grade with higher pay as well as new contracts. There is also to be a review of all nursing practice some time in 2020, towards the end of the current pay deal.
The INMO executive will decided today if industrial action will be called off in the long-term.

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