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Tesco workers vote for strike action

Tesco workers in Carrick on Shannon are scheduled to take strike action on Saturday December 22nd.

Workers in the Carrick and Sligo Tesco stores have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action over alleged breaches by the company of agreements and the removal of canteen and break room facilities.

Mandate Trade Union has served notice that Sligo workers will strike this Thursday, 6th December and again on Friday, 14th December. The Carrick-on-Shannon workers will strike on Saturday, 22nd December.

The Sligo store voted in favour of industrial action by a margin of 97pc, with an 85pc turnout in the ballot. Carrick-on-Shannon also had an 85pc turnout, with 81pc voting in favour of strike.

In a statement Mandate trade union said “There is a possibility more strike dates will be added and other stores may join their colleagues in the coming weeks and months should the company not abide by agreements and allow their workers their right to collective representation”.

Tesco say the strike action is unwarranted and that both stores will remain open on the days.

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