Business and Employment Minister Ged Nash has urged Dunnes Stores to do more to prevent next week's strike by workers.
A one-day strike will be held at Dunnes in a row over zero- and low-hour and temporary contracts.
Minister Nash said it is not too late for the company to resolve this dispute.
"I would call, again, on the company to engage in a meaningful fashion, with the trade unions, to address the issues that they've been raising on a consistent basis," he said.
"The trade union has brought the issues at hand to the court on several occasions over the last period of time, and I can understand why some would conclude that the company is treating the labour court in a very cavalier fashion."