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On the Debenhams picket line – with Michelle Gavin

Nov 22 2020, 09:19    MANDATE

WHEN Michelle Gavin started working for Roches Stores in Waterford back in 1993 she believed she’d be able to leave the company at a time of her choosing. That was all thrown into turmoil on April 9th when she received a phone call from a friend of hers in Cork telling her to check her […] The post On the Debenhams picket line – with Michelle Gavin appeared first on Mandate Trade Union Ireland.


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