Dunnes Stores Westside – Member Update

14th December 2022

To:  All Staff in Dunnes Stores Westside

From: Gerard Halligan, Organiser, 087 3674257 ghalligan@mandate.ie

Re: Letter To Store ManagerHeating Temperature In-Store

Thank you all for supporting the recent Union petition regarding the lack of heating in the Westside store. The petition received a high number of responses which sends a clear message to management that this issue needs to be addressed.

Your Union has raised this issue with the Store manager, John Lynch, by way of a letter from your local Union official requesting that he address this issue as a matter of urgency. See copy of letter below.


Mr John Lynch
Store Manager
Dunnes Stores
Unit 14 Westside Shopping Centre
Seamus Quirke Rd
Co. Galway
H91 C791

By Registered Post

13th December 2022

Re:   Health & Safety – Heating Temperature In-Store

Dear Mr. Lynch,

It’s has been reported to this office by several of our members that the temperature in your store is below the required standard.

In light of these reports, Mandate has launched an online petition open to staff, and a significant proportion of the staff have already supported it. The petition states:

“We, the workers of Dunnes Westside, would like to remind management of their responsibility to staff, especially with regards to the store’s temperature. As you are aware, the weather has gotten colder and, with the open fridges in the store, the temperature inside has become uncomfortable because the heating is not being turned on enough during the day.

We are requesting that this be corrected immediately to ensure that the temperature inside the store is maintained at a comfortable level for the benefit of staff and customers.”

As an employer, you have a legal responsibility to provide a safe and healthy workplace for all employees. The lack of heating in your store is unacceptable, and I am requesting you take immediate action to ensure that the store’s heating is turned on and kept at a comfortable temperature while staff are working.

I hope you will take this issue seriously and agree that this situation cannot continue.

Yours Sincerely,

John Carty
Divisional Organiser

CC. Staff in Dunnes Westside.


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