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Re: Connollys Shoe Shop

Post by Rocker » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:44 pm

I couldn't believe it either. I was in DunLaoghaire the other morning and saw the pickets . I hope noone is shopping at the shop.


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Re: Connollys Shoe Shop

Post by Strum » Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:21 pm

One of the guys is doing well in the shopping centre, I was asking him if he ever thought of starting up the shoe club again. Ummm he said he'll think about it. :D



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Re: Connollys Shoe Shop

Post by Strum » Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:03 pm

Please support them. Great shoes, letting me pay on the never never AND gave me a tenner discount. :D

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Re: Connollys Shoe Shop

Post by Rocker » Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:17 pm

Thanks for tip Strum,
Must send HID down there. Now that we are retired we will be shopping local. We had got into the habit of buying near the job in Dublin city.


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Re: Connollys Shoe Shop

Post by Holla » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:26 am

Any update on this dispute



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Re: Connollys Shoe Shop

Post by Denis Cromie » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:12 pm

Last couple of times I was down no sign of pickets,so I'm assuming that it has been settled. For the workers I hope they got good deal.



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Re: Connollys Shoe Shop

Post by Sinead » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:03 pm

About a week before Christmas there was a picket on the shop.

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Re: Connollys Shoe Shop

Post by Denis Cromie » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:26 pm

Sad to hear that. :o



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Re: Connollys Shoe Shop

Post by jaytee » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:07 am

I saw it too, Christmas week. They're not always there but I guess they have lives to live & hopefully other jobs to go to. Wonder will it go on as long as the Pub strike, was it 14 years ?



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Re: Connollys Shoe Shop

Post by grammer » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:16 am

I have to say -
I think it's a lost cause -
if the guys who work there are not on picket duty
well who can be blamed for passing non-existant pickets (not me I add -cos I was never into high heels and ladies black leather boots)
but if there is a strike on -there should be always someone on picket duty
no ifs and buts-
and their case has been weakend by the opening of the shoeshop in the centre -cos thats two former members gone -

now I know the guys to talk to and have for donkeys years -
but their obvious non picketing is doing them no good what so ever
A strike is a strike -there always has to be someone on picket duty while the premises is open.


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Re: Connollys Shoe Shop

Post by Denis Cromie » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:32 pm

Can't disagree but then there may well be health reasons.Real shame that workers who between then had given 108 years loyal service should be treated so badly.



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Re: Connollys Shoe Shop

Post by grammer » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:19 pm

Denis Cromie » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:32 pm

Can't disagree but then there may well be health reasons.Real shame that workers who between then had given 108 years loyal service should be treated so badly.
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Re: Connollys Shoe Shop

Post by Gulliver » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:35 pm

Don't know any of the ins and outs of this dispute, but nobody seems to have any pity for Connolly - did he not lose his livelihood also????


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Re: Connollys Shoe Shop

Post by Toss » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:27 am

Gulliver wrote:Don't know any of the ins and outs of this dispute, but nobody seems to have any pity for Connolly - did he not lose his livelihood also????
Thats a big wooden spoon you have there Grammer :lol:

Far as I know, Connollys just changed the name of the shop due to adverse publicity and are still in business (could be wrong though).


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Re: Connollys Shoe Shop

Post by Holla » Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:09 pm

Was there ever any outcome to this dispute. dontknow



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Re: Connollys Shoe Shop

Post by Strum » Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:21 pm

Holla wrote:Was there ever any outcome to this dispute. dontknow

Still on strike I believe.



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Re: Connollys Shoe Shop

Post by Denis Cromie » Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:00 pm

I think that there's only one lad doing the picketing now and I don't think he enjoys the best of health and maybe that's the reason for the intermittent picketing. Very sad to seeing it go on for so long.



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