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NWCI expresses solidarity with Lloyds pharmacy workers

Published: Thursday, July 26, 2018

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today expressed solidarity with the Lloyds pharmacy workers, 92% of whom are women, and called on the employer to engage in discussions with their trade union Mandate.

Orla O’Connor, Director of NWCI,

“We are standing in solidarity with the workers of Lloyds pharmacy, the vast majority of whom (92%) are women. We are calling on the employer to open discussions with Mandate to secure a satisfactory outcome for all concerned.

NWCI has campaigned for greater security for women workers and an end to zero and low hour contracts. Precarious, casual employment has significant negative impact on the workers, the majority of whom are women. This includes income poverty, housing insecurity and the inability to make plans for the future. It places extra burdens on women with children as it makes it very difficult to plan for childcare and to afford childcare costs due to the precarious nature of the work. The high representation of women in precarious, casual employment also has wider societal implications as it contributes to the gender pay gap and gender pension gap.”


For more information, please contact Silke Paasche, Head of Communications, NWCI, Tel. 085 858 9104.