Pay increase for supermarket workers following trade union campaign

first_imgA supermarket chain that has four stores in Donegal has secured a new pay deal for its member, it has been revealed. The newly agreed pay award provides a range of pay increases from a minimum of 2.5% to 8.5%.The Mandate Trade Union group said members working in the Kavanagh Group Supervalue chain had secured new pay deals. The chain has four stores across the county, in Buncrana, Ballybofey, Donegal town and Dungloe.Speaking following the announcement, Divisional Organiser for Mandate’s North and West Division Ciaran Campbell said: “The new pay agreement represents an annual pay increase of €1,300 for a full-time worker, while some of our members will be better-off by €2,000 per year.“At a time when unions and businesses are operating in the unknown that is Brexit, and also while some retail employers feel that the National Minimum Wage is a benchmark in pay, this agreement – whilst not to be sniffed at – is only a work in progress.“We have already signalled that the current pay regimes in this and many other similar type employments are not fit for purpose as staff are not being adequately rewarded for their work, efforts and contributions to their employers’ profits.” “While the retail industry operates in very challenging and competitive times, this cannot mask the fact they are in the main profitable.“It is in those profitable workplaces that Mandate is intent on securing rates of pay and terms and conditions for its members that are not only meaningful but provide a decent standard of living.“We have a bit of work to do but seeing our members better off by €30 or €40 a week is a pleasing start.”Pay increase for supermarket workers following trade union campaign was last modified: October 22nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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