Boycott Dunnes Stores & Support Workers Tomorrow (Thurs).
Staff in Dunnes have no security or hours or pay. They have to be available on call all week while never knowing how many hours or even what days they will be working. How can a person plan their lives, get a mortgage when they may only get 15hrs of work per week?
Dunnes refuse to recognise trade unions and to allow them to represent the workers. Their treatment and exploitation of workers brings back memories of William Martin Murphy and the 1913 Lockout.
The Moriarty Tribunal exposed how Ben Dunne used his friendship with politicians to secure lucrative contract and how he along with Denis O'Brien was instrumental in corrupting the Irish political system.
During the 1980s, Dunnes sacked workers who refused to handle goods from the apartheid regime of South Africa. I was proud then to stand on the picket line with the workers at the Dunnes Stores Henry Street branch. Today I support the workers again against a company that still treats their staff with contempt