MANDATE THREATENS FURTHER STRIKE ACTION AT MARKS AND SPENCER

Galway bay fm newsroom – Mandate Trade Union says further strike action could be taken at Marks and Spencer stores including Galway if the dispute over pensions and pay is unresolved.

Area representative for Galway John Carty says two more days have already been marked out for this month, but they are hoping to negotiate with management.

The store at the Corrib shopping centre is closed today, and around 20 staff are picketing at the shop and outside at the side of the centre.

M&S management say they want to re-open “meaningful negotiations”

The company is advising people they can still shop online, and the store at the Corrib shopping centre will be re-open tomorrow.