WRC update for Mandate members in Tesco – Thursday, 19th May 2016

Dear member,

Following 14 hours of protracted discussions in the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) yesterday, Tesco Ireland has agreed that no changes to workers’ conditions of employment will take place before discussions continue on Monday, 23rd May 2016. On the same basis Mandate has agreed to defer strike action until the conclusion of discussions.

The Commission has asked both parties to refrain from “any activity by way of statement, comment or action that would exacerbate an already difficult situation.”

Mandate and Tesco Ireland have agreed to these requests.

All members are asked to communicate with their shop steward, local official or Mandate Head Office if there is any breach of this agreement in your store. This may include:

  • Threats to cut pay or conditions of employment.
  • Changes to rostering patterns.
  • Cuts to overtime.
  • Any anti-union activity including attempts to persuade Mandate members to leave their union.
  • Any other hostile actions against you or your fellow Mandate members.

The full text of the WRC statement is below.

In solidarity,

Gerry Light

Mandate Assistant General Secretary

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“The Commission has engaged with both parties over the last 14 hours over complex matters relating to the Tesco dispute.

The Commission is exploring various options for the resolution of the dispute with both parties, but is not in a position to advance the negotiations at this stage.

The Commission has requested both sides to consider their respective positions over the two days and to return to the Commission on Monday next, 23rd May 2016.

In the interim period, and in order to create an atmosphere conducive to constructive negotiations on Monday next, the Commission requests that neither party engages in any activity by way of statement, comment or action that would exacerbate an already difficult situation.

Kieran Mulvey, Director General WRC

Brian McGinn, Regional Manager, WRC

18th May 2016”

6 comments

  • I am on long term illness and have been called to see company doctor in navan on Monday I live and work in cavan where dose leave me and the rest of us on illness.

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  • Are we getting are bonus I started in 98

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    • Hi, we don’t respond to industrial questions through this website. Please contact Mandate or your local official. Thanks

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      • HI Jerry just like to thank you for all your support in my time of need and long term illness but i will get through this and work issues on my own with no help from either you or siptu so much great talk on the media but when it comes to it you are just like Tesco in it for what you’s can get for yourself’s i will turn to the media and see what they think of all of you’s by the way i was in contact with your local office but did nothing for me so much talk about how much you care for the working but when it comes to it you are all the same but again tank you for all your support i will get through my illness get back to work if they dont sack me and then i will deal with it.thank you for every little helps?? regards michael.

        On 19 May 2016 at 15:13, Tesco Workers Together wrote:

        > mandatetradeunion commented: “Hi, we don’t respond to industrial questions > through this website. Please contact Mandate or your local official. Thanks” >

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  • what details of my illness is the doctor to get and can he pass them on to tesco ?? please can somebody reply i am on my own no support from anybody ?

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