Fearghal O'Connor: 'Tesco Valentine's strike is no bed of roses for Irish workers'

The supermarket dispute is a microcosm of the wider tension between a decent living wage and intense commercial pressures

8th February, 2017
Wage row is simmers Pic: Getty

In the Ireland of the early 1980s few people admitted that they purchased Quinnsworth’s “yellow pack” brand. But, for many, that yellow pack moniker became a harsh reality - often in their workplace as well as in their kitchen cupboard.

Quinnsworth’s garish cheap label products were the first of their kind in an Irish supermarket. They also gave their name to a phenomenon in the labour market that continues to cause...

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