23rd July 2021
TO: EX DEBENHAMS (DRIL) EMPLOYEES (MANDATE)
RE: UPDATE ON POST INDUSTRIAL DISPUTE ISSUES
Further to our most recent update this is the latest position regarding the following.
€3m Government Fund
At this stage we are awaiting confirmation of a date from the relevant Government Agencies for the first meeting of the oversight group. The Union has on a regular basis been liaising with these agencies in an effort to ensure that the work of the group and appropriate distribution of the fund starts as quickly as possible.
Workplace Relations Commission- Individual Cases
Similar to the above the Union continues to proactively engage with Representatives from the Workplace Relations Commission with a view to having these cases heard as soon as possible. Again we await confirmation of dates in this regard.
Despite numerous attempts by the Union to ascertain from KPMG when they are going to make provision for the release of the remaining personal belongings to ex Debenhams Staff, we have been unable to ascertain a firm commitment regarding same. Cleary the current position is far from acceptable and we will continue with our efforts with a view to positively advancing this matter to a satisfactorily conclusion.
Mandate National Debenhams Team