Dunnes Drogheda West Street- Member Update

26th October 2022

To: All Mandate Members – Dunnes Drogheda West Street

From: Keith Pollard, Divisional Organiser – Kpollard@mandate.ie

Re: Temperature & Inadequate Lighting In-Store

Dear Mandate Members

Further to the update of the 05th October 2022, see below, with regard to the Temperature & Inadequate Lighting in the Dunnes Drogheda West Street Store, I wish to bring to your attention the fact that Mandate have not received a response to our correspondence from the Company.

Therefore as stated in my update of the 05th October 2022 it is now my intention to refer the matters concerned to the Health & Safety Authority for their consideration. In advance of reporting the matter to the Health & Safety Authority I am seeking an update from our members in the store with regard to the two issues. I would appreciate it if you could respond to this correspondence by email to kpollard@mandate.ie answering the following pertinent points:

  • Has there been any improvement with regard to the Temperature in-store?
  • Has there been any improvement to the inadequate lighting in the store?
  • Have the means to measure the temperature at various locations in the store been made available to staff to monitor the temperature?

I look forward to your responses.

Kind regards

Keith Pollard
Divisional Organiser


05th October 2022

To:  All Mandate Members – Dunnes Drogheda West Street

From: Keith Pollard, Divisional Organiser – kpollard@mandate.ie

Re: Correspondence to Store Manager

Dear Members

Further to the very successful general meeting held in The D Hotel on Wednesday 28th September 2022, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the members who attended and contributed to the meeting.

At the meeting a number of Store issues were raised with the undersigned and it was agreed that I would correspond with your Store Manager, Mr. Martin White raising your concerns. Please click on the following links to view copies of each correspondence sent:

Mandate will keep you updated with any response received from the Company. In the event that the Company fail to respond to our correspondence and that the serious Health & Safety concerns remain in the store, it is the intention of the undersigned to report the concerns raised in the correspondence to the Health & Safety Authority requesting an immediate inspection to be carried out on the store. Please bring any improvements to the issues raised to the attention of the undersigned before Friday 14th October 2022.

Furthermore we discussed at the meeting the details of the current Dunnes Stores Pay & Benefits Claim 2022. If you have not already done so please CLICK HERE to sign the petition and show your support for the claim.

Finally, this claim will only be achieved by all employee’s of Dunnes Stores joining the 1000’s of their fellow colleagues and becoming members of Mandate Trade union. If you know of a fellow colleague who is not a member of Mandate then please encourage them to log onto www.joinmandate.ie and join with you in your pursuit of achieving the significant improvements contained in the claim.

Yours Sincerely
For Mandate Trade Union

Keith Pollard
Divisional Organiser

CC. Mandate Members Dunnes West Street


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