Re: Banded Hours Application Window & National MOPI Membership Survey
02nd October 2023
We hope this correspondence finds you safe and well.
As you are aware the current Pay & Benefits Agreement with your employer is due to expire on the 31st January 2024. Therefore in an effort to establish the priorities of our members in advance of agreeing the Terms of your Pay & Benefits Claim 2024, Mandate have developed and launched today our SuperValu MOPI National Membership Survey. It is imperative that ALL MEMBERS have their say by completing the survey. Please CLICK HERE to complete the survey.
Furthermore you will recall as part of the February 2022 Pay & Benefits Agreement with SuperValu MOPI there were a number of changes made to the 2013 Banded Contract Agreement, especially with regard to the application process to move to a higher band.
The February 2022 Agreement also introduced new Bands into the majority of stores and they are as follows:
|Band 1||15 – 20 Hours|
|Band 2||20 – 25 Hours|
|Band 3||25 – 30 Hours|
|Band 4||30 – 35 Hours|
|Band 5||35 – 39 Hours|
As per the agreement the assimilation onto the new Bands took place in July 2022. As per the agreement the application for a higher band would now move to twice a year, March & October but the onus is now on the member to apply for a higher band, if they meet the criteria.
The next Two Week Application Window will open today, Monday 02nd of October 2023 and will remain open until Monday 16th of October 2023. In order to assist members in the application process, Mandate have developed a new “Banded Hours Application Pack” for all members. This pack contains the following pertinent documentation and copies of each document are available by clicking on the links below:
- Cover Letter explaining the process Step-By-Step
- Hours Calculation Form
- Application for Higher Band Form
- Relevant Section from the February 2022 Pay Agreement
Mandate printed copies of the above documents, packaged them into individual packs and posted them to All Shop Stewards in MOPI. Copies of the packs are available from your Store Shop Steward commencing Monday 02nd of October 2023. Furthermore, all of the above documents are available from your Store’s SRM, so please if you believe that you have worked on average over the top point of your band please pick up a pack from Shop Steward or SRM, fill it in and submit it to your SRM by Monday 16th October 2023.
If you have any questions or queries with regard to this correspondence, the Membership Survey or the application process please do not hesitate to contact your relevant Mandate Trade Union Official or a member of the National SuperValu MOPI Team.
On Behalf of the Mandate MOPI National Team