All Mandate Members Tesco Balbriggan

24th October 2022

Re:       Store Temperature and Break Entitlements 

Dear Member,

It has been brought to the attention of Mandate by numerous members employed in Tesco Extra Balbriggan that the heating system has not been operational in certain area’s of the store since Wednesday 12th October 2022. This is simply not acceptable under Health & Safety Legislation. 

Mandate wrote to Mr. Gavin Doyle, Store Manager with regard to this matter and a copy of the correspondence can be viewed by clicking here. Mandate will keep you updated with regard to the response received from the Company. 

Furthermore, a question has been raised with the undersigned with regard to payment for breaks. Page 25 of of the Tesco Handbook is unequivocally clear with regard to this matter. It states the following:

“The first 15 minutes of your first break during your shift is paid.”

It is imperative that all members check their payslips each week to ensure that they are being paid correctly for all hours worked. If you establish that you have been paid incorrectly then please formally raise this matter in writing with your line manager. If you require any assistance then please do not hesitate to contact your Shop Steward or the undersigned. 

Yours fraternally,

Keith Pollard
Divisional Organiser.   



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