More than 40,000 workers in the Irish retail industry secured pay rises of an average 2.5 per cent last year, cumulatively worth more than €15 million.
Retailers where pay rises were secured for staff include Dunnes Stores, Argos, Marks & Spencer, Penneys, Brown Thomas, Superquinn and Debenhams.
Mandate, the country's biggest retail union with a membership of 45,000, is in negotiations with the Boots chain of chemists here in a bid to secure pay increases for their employees.
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