To: ALL MANDATE MEMBERS EX DEBENHAMS (DRIL)
28th November 2020
Following the intervention of the Labour Court over the last two days, please see statement issued by the state appointed mediator and Chairman of the Labour Court, Kevin Foley.
We will keep you appraised of any further developments.
STATEMENT FROM KEVIN FOLEY, CHAIRMAN, THE LABOUR COURT
28th November 2020 – 7.00pm
The Chairman of the Labour Court, Kevin Foley, who is engaging with all stakeholders involved in dispute following the entry into liquidation of Debenhams Ireland, has asked the parties to do all that they can to create an environment conducive to constructive engagement in the process initiated at the request of An Taoiseach and the Tánaiste and being conducted by the Chairman..
In response, the joint liquidators have undertaken that they will not attempt to remove stock from the premises for a seven day period from Friday 27th November at midnight to Friday 4th December at midnight. In light of that undertaking the Trade Unions are exploring the possibility of scaling back and in some stores temporarily ceasing picketing for those seven days. The Trade Unions have confirmed to the Chairman that they accept the undertaking given by the joint liquidators.
It is fully expected by all parties who are involved in the process currently under way that no other party will take it upon themselves to attempt to remove any stock from any store during the seven day period.