2,000 Tesco Staff To Strike Next Week

Over 2-thousand staff in 22 Tesco stores will be on strike by next Wednesday.

Another 24 stores were balloted for industrial action by Mandate over the past three nights – 6 agreed to join the 16 stores currently on the picket line.

Last night, Ibec said it wouldn’t meet ICTU at the Labour Court today as originally agreed, as it believed the invitation was being used to encourage a vote for strike action in some stores.


The retailer says the results of the ballot mean there’s an onus on the union to call-off the strike.

But Mandate General Secretary John Douglas says they’ve a lot of support and they won’t be drawn into Tesco’s “mind games”.