April 18, 2021
Business News

‘People power’ – march in Waterford city in support of striking Debenhams workers

A march in support of Debenhams’ workers will get underway in Waterford city today.

The march, part of a nationwide protest to mark the workers’ 150th day on strike, will leave from City Square at 2pm.

The workers will be joined by members of People Before Profit, the Waterford Council of Trade Unions, individual Trade Unions, political groups and members of the public who have supported their campaign for “a fair redundancy deal” from the company.

People Before Profit’s Úna Dunphy urged Waterford’s TDs to support the striking workers and “to pressure the Government to act on their behalf”.

Ms Dunphy said the workers have been treated very badly by Debenhams, which she noted is “part owned by Bank of Ireland which got a bailout by the Irish taxpayer”.

Una Dunphy added: “Everyone is welcome to City Square at 2pm on Saturday. Bring your family and join the national protest, which will feature some music and a powerful demonstration of people power in support of justice for the Debenhams workers.”

Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating KilkennyNow.ie, WaterfordNow.ie and WicklowNow.ie. He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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