IMPACT writes to Dunnes directors supporting strike action

Shay Cody Dunnes Picket
IMPACT general secretary Shay Cody supports picketers outside Dunnes on North Earl Street

IMPACT trade union has written to the directors of Dunnes Stores outlining the union’s support for tomorrow’s strike by workers at the retail chain.

In the letter to the directors of Dunnes Stores, IMPACT general secretary Shay Cody said that the union, representing 60,000 workers nationwide, had pledged its full support for the strike, organised by Mandate trade union, which takes place tomorrow (Thursday 2nd April).

Mr Cody said that IMPACT has asked members throughout its branch network to show solidarity with striking Dunnes Stores workers in practical ways. “IMPACT is therefore encouraging all its members, their friends, families and communities not to cross the picket lines on Thursday, and not to shop at any of the stores.”

Mr Cody said that achieving decent contracts for staff, which is at the core of the dispute, could only be achieved through dialogue. He added that the strike by Dunnes workers would see “workers in the public and private sectors stand shoulder to shoulder in support of their action. That support will remain until this dispute is resolved” he said.

A copy of the letter is available here.

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