Arcadia Member Update

To: All Mandate Members Employed by Arcadia

Re: Employee Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS)

6 January 2021

Dear Member,

Further to representations made by your Union following questions and concerns raised by our members in relation to Deloitte’s correspondence of the 31st December 2020 indicating their continued engagement with the Revenue Commissioners in relation to whether the Employee Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) can be obtained by the Company, we have now been advised by the liquidators that Revenue have informed them that the respective liquidated Companies may operate the EWSS for eligible employees if they are still trading and providing they fulfil all other criteria for the scheme.

The Union has now been informed that on that basis the liquidators have commenced the application to avail of the scheme for employees for the period 3rd January 2021 – 31st January 2021 and they have also committed to communicate this development to all employees.

We also have our second consultation meeting with the liquidator’s tomorrow morning at 11am and should there be any developments, we will keep you informed.

Yours fraternally
For Mandate

Jonathan Hogan
National Coordinator

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