Tesco workers in Cork to begin strike action

Around 80 workers at the Tesco outlet in the Douglas area of Cork are going on strike today as part of a row over terms and conditions.

The dispute centres on the company's plan to impose new terms on some workers who transfer to a new store opening in the area on Friday.

The British retailer has told the staff they can either accept a compulsory buyout of their existing contracts or they will be made redundant.

Last week, members of the Mandate trade union voted overwhelmingly to take indefinite strike action until Tesco changes its stance.

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