Marks & Spencer

To:          All Marks & Spencer Activists

Re:         Pay & Benefits Negotiations

21 June 2021

Dear Colleague,
Further to my correspondence to the Company on the 18th June 2021 (see below), regarding our outstanding Pay and Benefits claim, please be advised that the Company has confirmed that they will revert back to Mandate with suggested dates for pay negotiations on the week of the 5th July 2021, due to annual leave arrangements on their part.

In the meantime, please be advised that should you need any information or supports to assist you in your Union Organising activities, please don’t hesitate to contact your local Mandate Office.

Yours fraternally
For Mandate Trade Union

Jonathan Hogan
National Coordinator

Ms Sandra Fagan
Head of HR
Marks & Spencer Ireland Ltd
24-29 Mary Street
Dublin 1

18 June 2021

Re:       Pay and Benefits Claim

Dear Ms Fagan
Further to my correspondence of the 5th March 2021 and the completion of our most recent restructuring agreement, I am writing seeking to re-schedule our pay and benefit negotiations at the earliest opportunity. I would be obliged if you could forward the dates and times of your availability in an effort to agree a mutually convenient commencement of the discussions.

In advance of same, I would appreciate if you could also forward a breakdown of the number of employees currently employed on week to week contracts along with their store location. In addition, we are requesting the up to date details of the number of week to week staff who are currently working beyond their contracted hours on a consistent basis over the past twelve to eighteen months. Finally please provide details of the number and location of week to week contracted staff, if any, who have met the eighteen month threshold for permanency but have not yet been made permanent.

Given the time elapsed since the due date for pay talks and early date for a meeting would be appreciated.

Yours sincerely
For Mandate Trade Union

Jonathan Hogan
National Coordinator

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