Marks & Spencer Team Managers

TO:        All Marks & Spencer Team Managers

RE:        Update on Meeting with Company Representatives 16th August 2022

18 August 2022

Dear Member

Following a request from the Team Manager group of members, a meeting was held with the Company to discuss several ongoing issues of concern which have arisen after the most recent company re-structuring and in particular the following.

  • My HR (onboarding) – additional duties/responsibilities
  • Reduction in Team Manager FTE

The Company have committed to rectifying the matters outlined at the meeting in relation to the My HR (onboarding) and some of the associated tasks which were traditionally conducted by other team members will now revert to that resource.  It is anticipated this will happen in the next two weeks and Team Managers will be advised accordingly.

Plans are progressing in relation to the current Team Manager vacancies and the Company intend to announce their intention in this regard imminently.

The Duty Manager payments appropriate to the previously named and discussed stores/individuals will be processed at the earliest opportunity.

A discussion took place regarding the PDR system and the Union have requested that the Company undertake a review of the system given the changes to the Team Manager role since its introduction. The Company will revert to the union on this issue.

Should you have any queries in relation to the above outlined please do not hesitate to contact your representatives, Mary Derwin or Declan Sheedy who were in attendance at the meeting.

Yours sincerely
For Mandate Trade Union

Lorraine O’Brien
National Coordinator

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