All Mandate Members Quishs SuperValu West Village Ballincollig

2nd June2021


To:  All Mandate Members Quish’s Supervalu West Village Ballincollig
Re:  Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout

Dear Member

Below find copy of correspondence regarding above sent to Mr. Cormac Quish, today.


Yours sincerely
for Mandate Trade Union

Lorraine O’ Brien
Divisional Organiser


By email and post


2nd June 2021


Mr. Cormac Quish


Quishs Supervalu

West Village Shopping Centre


Co. Cork


Re:   Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout

Dear Mr. Quish

As you are aware the vaccine programme is being widened out in accordance with Government and State Agency policy. On behalf of our members, I am seeking clarification as to whether the company has made provision to ensure they are not negatively impacted financially by the rollout and if they are provided with the opportunity to avail of the Covid-19 vaccination, including;

  1. Paid time off in order to facilitate our members’ attendance at vaccination appointments.

    2.  Paid time off in circumstances where our members experience a short term       
         excessive negative reaction to the vaccine which prohibits their attendance at                      work.          


In the absence of prescribed guidelines, in these circumstances it is incumbent on employers to ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to facilitate vaccination appointments. Moreover, under no circumstances should our members be at a financial loss as a result of participation in the vaccination programme and common sense should apply in any facilitation process.

Furthermore, in circumstances where a member decides to avail of a vaccination appointment during a working day, then steps must be taken to ensure that proper rest breaks are facilitated.                                                                                                        

In order to provide clarity for our members, I would appreciate a response at the earliest opportunity,  

                                                                                                                                                  Yours sincerely

for Mandate Trade Union


Lorraine O’ Brien

Divisional Organiser

cc.  All Members             















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