Tesco Workers Together Update – Wednesday, 3rd August 2016
FAO all pre-1996 members in Tesco Ireland
As you are aware, Mandate Trade Union representatives have been engaged with Tesco management over the past number of months with regard to changes the company wishes to make to the terms and conditions of pre-1996 workers. This extensive engagement has entailed 10 separate conciliation conferences at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) spanning over 120 hours.
However, it was still not possible to reach agreement on a proposal document for the consideration of you and your fellow pre 1996 union members. Therefore a request was made that the WRC put together a document which they believed represented a fair and reasonable compromise and the best achievable from the conciliation process.
Given the uncertainty that has existed over the last few months, your Union believes that the affected members deserve the opportunity to consider the proposals and make an informed decision on their contents. Further details including the WRC proposal document will be distributed to all pre-1996 Mandate members in the coming days.
Your National Negotiating Team has decided that the best way of determining the view of the members is by way of a national meeting of all pre 1996 members which will be held on Tuesday 16th August 2016 at 12 noon in the Communication Workers’ Union, William Norton House, 575-577 North Circular Road Dublin 1.
It is vitally important that all pre-1996 members make every effort to attend, constructively engage in and cast your vote at this meeting.
In the exceptional circumstance where you cannot attend the general meeting, please advise your full time union official accordingly.
I look forward to seeing you at the meeting.
On Behalf of the National Negotiating Team
Mandate Assistant General Secretary