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Mandate condemns treatment of ex-Debenhams workers on Parnell Street

Apr 23 2021, 10:44    MANDATE

Mandate Trade Union has condemned the heavy-handed tactics of Gardai last night on Parnell Street, Dublin where ex-Debenhams workers were forcefully removed from picket line at the request of KPMG, the Debenhams liquidator. Mandate General Secretary Gerry Light said the incident was entirely unnecessary and preventable. “This incident should never have happened. The workers had […] The post Mandate condemns treatment of ex-Debenhams workers on Parnell Street appeared first on …


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