Dunnes Stores to be hit in workers’ rights crackdown

New law means workers will be legally entitled to new agreements; Majority of Dunnes Stores’ 10,000 staff are on 15-hour deals

7th May, 2017
Dunnes Stores Head Office on Georges Street in Dublin PIc: RollingNews.ie

Dunnes Stores, the Irish retail giant headed by Margaret Heffernan, is set to be hit by the government for its use of low-hour contracts for thousands of its staff.

The government is bringing forward legislation to tackle the issue of insecure working hours for staff, with high level political sources saying that the new laws are being driven to deal with the employment environment at firms such as Dunnes Stores.

The move will put government...

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