June 14th 2021
To: All Members Arnotts
From: Robert McNamara
In light of news reports circulating late last week, it is now more vital than ever that we ensure that we are organised within the store.
Accordingly, I take the opportunity to remind you to register for a Virtual Meeting to discuss the matters contained in our update (below) sent last month.
To register for the meeting just fill in the form at the end of this update.
I hope this update finds you well and in good health, as you may be aware I have recently assumed responsibility for your employment following a restructure of the Divisions within Mandate Trade Union.
To say the last couple of months has been a difficult period within the retail sector would be an absolute understatement. I am acutely aware you have continued to work for much of the lockdown, despite all of the difficulties which that presented for both you and you families. I would also like to pay tribute a Mandate, Stalwart Shop Steward, Lorraine Malone who exited the business, I’m sure you agree that Lorraine did fantastic work as over the years.
In more normal times of course we would have held a general meeting so that I could introduce myself and get to meet as many of you as possible, but for obvious reasons that wasn’t possible. However hopefully this will be possible soon
In the interim there are many issues for us to deal with such as the expiry of our current pay agreement, election of a House Committee etc… In this regard I would like to set up a series of virtual meetings so that I can meet as many of you as possible and have a discussion about your priorities going forward.
If you are interested in attending one of the virtual meetings, we request that you register below and we will ensure that we send you the login details once we have the dates confirmed. I am very much looking forward to meeting with at least virtually.