Labour Court Recommendations issued
14th February 2018
TO: ALL MANDATE MEMBERS EMPLOYED IN TESCO IRELAND
RE: UPDATE ON LABOUR COURT RECOMMENDATIONS
The following is a quick update following our last communication to you regarding the Labour Court hearings held on the 29th January 2017.
The Labour Court has now issued its recommendations in respect of both cases that were referred by your Union.
Having regard to the totality of the case presented to them the Court has decided to focus its findings on the general relationship that currently exists between your Union and Tesco Ireland. As you are aware the state of this relationship has deteriorated greatly over the past 12 months in particular. In recognition of this indisputable fact the Court has recommended the Union and the Company should engage over the next 12 weeks in an effort to repair the damaged relationship for the good of all concerned.
Your Union is supportive of the Court’s recommendation and we have now written to the Company in order to determine whether they are agreeable to engage along the lines envisaged by the Court. There can be no doubt that everybody working in the Tesco Ireland business would benefit greatly from an improvement in the overall relationship between the Union and the Company.
This is something our members clearly want and proof of this is reflected in the initial responses to our Tesco Ireland membership survey that was launched last week where so far nearly 98% of respondents have declared a desire for their employer to deal directly with their Union on individual and collective matters.
Your Union is prepared to make a genuine effort to meaningfully engage with the Company however we must now await a response from senior management to see if they are agreeable to proceed in accordance with the terms recommended by the Labour Court.
As always you will be appraised of any developments as they happen
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The two Labour Court Recommendations are available below: