18th October 2021
To: All Members Joseph Murphy (Ballina) Ltd.
Re: Correspondence to Company
From: Eoin Griffin, Divisional Organiser
Please see below a copy of correspondence sent to the company yesterday, 18th of October. We will keep you updated regarding any developments.
By Ordinary Post & Email
Ms. Lorraine Burnell
Joseph Murphy Ballina Ltd
Re: Covid-19 Temporary Working Arrangements
Dear Ms. Burnell
A number of concerns have been raised with the undersigned regarding the aforementioned. As I understand it the company introduced shift work to mitigate against Covid-19 related risks in the workplace. While this was clearly done in the best interests of health, safety and welfare the expectation is that our members will return to their contractually agreed terms of employment at the earliest opportunity. It must be noted that they have been very flexible regarding same and given the government’s impending plans to loosen restrictions it would seem a return to these core terms should happen as a matter of urgency.
While conscious of the company’s obligations regarding health, safety and welfare it must be noted the massive efforts made by Mandate members in Joseph Murphy’s to continue trading during the height of numerous lockdowns and Covid-19 waves.
I look forward to your response.
CC Mandate Members Joseph Murphy Ballina