Mandate Members Blackpool Credit Union

DATE:      22nd March 2021

TO:          All Members Blackpool Credit Union


Re:  Proposed Cost Saving Measures

Dear Member

Please see copy of correspondence sent to Ms. Angela Healy, Manager for your information.

Yours sincerely
for Mandate Trade Union

Lorraine O’ Brien
Divisional Organiser 


By email and post: 


22nd March 2021

Ms Angela Healy                                                                                                                        Manager
Blackpool Credit Union
59-63 Dublin Street

Re:   Proposed Cost Saving Measures

Dear Angela

I am informed that a meeting was called last Tuesday 16th March 2021 at 6pm to provide a business update for staff.  I understand on the basis of the business case outlined, staff were asked to consider a range of voluntary measures aimed at reducing overall payroll costs in advance of a board meeting on Tuesday 23rd March 2021. The closing date for receipt of individual staff options is today 22nd March 2021.

In circumstances such as this it beholds both sides to ensure that any adjustment to either individual or collective contracts or agreements is done so in the full knowledge of the implications for the individuals concerned.  Our members are open to exploring in greater detail the business case outlined at the aforementioned meeting, however other than the statutory leave option tabled by management, there remains a huge level of uncertainty as to the actual implications of some of the options suggested by the Credit Union.

As previously stated we are more than willing to engage with the Credit Union in an effort to agree a framework for adjustment to deal with the temporary nature of the current difficulties being experienced.  In order to facilitate any change our members need further clarity and surety regarding the measures proposed and therefore regrettably our members are not in a position to meet the time frame suggested for their preferred options by close of business today.

I trust the above outlined will be taken in the spirit intended and on that basis we are seeking to meet with management (remotely if necessary) at the earliest opportunity.

Please contact the undersigned to arrange a mutually convenient date and time for a meeting.

Yours sincerely
for Mandate Trade Union

Lorraine O’ Brien
Divisional Organiser